The Carbon Landscape traineeship is a key project of the Carbon Landscape. Its aim is to help local people who want a career within the environmental sector. The goal is to get them the paid experience, training and help they need to get themselves a job. The first round of trainee placements have just started. Mike, Mike and Katie will be with us for 9 months and have already been kept busy during their first week.
They joined the Carbon Landscape team for a trip to the Mosslands in Salford. Whilst there they received a tour from The Lancashire Wildlife Trust who explained the history and importance of the mosses and how they are being regenerated. This was followed with another day with the Carbon Landscape team participating in a Roundview class. This was delivered by Joanne and Fraser from Manchester Metropolitan University and is aimed to get people thinking about the environment and its importance. The guys even got their hands dirty and installed an information board on Amberswood Local Nature Reserve. They worked with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and the Wigan volunteers to put in the board as part of a Wildlife Walk connecting Amberswood, Kirkless and Wigan Flashes.
The trainees will continue to be busy in the coming weeks as they already have many events and activities to attend. For example, they will be visiting Woolston Eyes to see what is happening around that area of the Carbon Landscape, attend a Health and Safety course, help to carry out volunteer days on Wigan Flashes and Kirkless, attend a site visit on a local nature reserve and prepare for survey training with Greater Manchester Ecology Unit.