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Broads Authority welcomes new apprentices

PUBLISHED: 15:18 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 27 September 2017

Broads Authority chief executive John Packman with Alice Bushel, Helen Carter and Ben Cooper. Picture: Broads Authority

Broads Authority chief executive John Packman with Alice Bushel, Helen Carter and Ben Cooper. Picture: Broads Authority

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The Broads Authority has welcomed three new apprentices to join its annual apprenticeship scheme.

Helena Carter, Alice Bushel and Ben Cooper will work with members of staff, volunteers and college invigilators over the next year to gain a City & Guilds Level 2 in Work-based Environmental Conservation.

Head of HR for the Broads Authority, Lucy Pointer, said the scheme was important to all involved.

“This really is a great spring-board for any young person that wants to work in a National Park or any other outdoors, conservation organisation. We are particularly pleased to welcome two female apprentices in a sphere which has traditionally attracted greater male interest.

“Many roles within the Broads National Park require a unique blend of specific skills and experience making it more difficult to recruit applicants that tick all the boxes so when these positions do arise the apprentices will be ideally placed to fill them.”

Coming to the end of their apprenticeship are Nick Turner, Sam Youngs and Al D’Esposito who have completed the program.

All three are keen to work for the Broads Authority in a permanent position and will continue as volunteers to keep their skills up-to-date.

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