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Lichfield District Council celebrate countryside trainee success

Robert, Ross and Ryan

Three trainees have successfully completed six months of work with Lichfield District Council as part of the Future Jobs Fund.

Robert Amos, Ross Murray and Ryan McCarthy (all aged 20) worked as countryside assistants from July to December 2010. As well as learning how to conserve and improve special habitats including Chasewater Heaths SSSI, Gentleshaw Common SSSI and Muckley Corner Common they cut back scrub, built gates, repaired fences, felled trees and made hay.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:

“I am so pleased that, through the Future Jobs Fund, we could offer these young men the chance to learn valuable skills and gain work experience with us. It was rewarding to see their dedication to nature conservation, and how enthusiastic they were to learn more and help the team.

“I am delighted to hear that Ryan is now in full time employment and that Ross and Robert are set to become part time rangers at Beacon Park and will be continuing to work towards their countryside qualifications. Well done to all three trainees and thank you for all the hard work.”

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