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Skills for young people

training for young people age 16-24 

Traineeships in land management

Are you age 16-24 and interested in developing new skills, getting stuck into a physical role and excited about a future career in land management? Cogges offers a training opportunity for young people in land management, in partnership with Witney Educational Foundation and The Wychwood Project.

We have developed a programme of activities designed to implement aspects of its new land management plan. Trainees will learn many of the skills of traditional woodland management, along with ditch and pond management and charcoal making. Helping to clear a piece of unmanaged woods, to bring a moat and pond system back into working order, to create charcoal and to create improved space for wildlife and for people to enjoy.

This course of work experience and training will teach new skills in:

  • Coppicing
  • Scrub clearance
  • Moat, ditch and pond clearance
  • Training in use of tools and equipment
  • Wood stacking and charcoal burning

The programme aims to inspire young people who are not in education, employment or training and support them to develop their skills.

This project is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Witney Educational Foundation

Our main partner is Wychwood Project

This project is supported by EET Team at Oxfordshire City Council, Aspire and also Got2B, Witney Job Centre, West Berks and Oxon Training.

Travel expenses will be paid by Cogges and applicants should not currently be in employment. To find out more contact Pete Stubbs


Thanks to 

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