Hear from Jasmin Bishop, a countryside worker apprentice

Jasmin originally studied Celtic Studies at university, which was what she wanted to pursue when she was 19 years old. As Jasmin gained more experiences entering the world of work she realised that it was not necessarily what she wanted to do long term. Eventually Jasmin found apprenticeships, and the chance to change career tracks to a Countryside worker.

Jasmin started her Countryside worker, Level 2 Diploma in work-based Environmental Conservation back in 2020 because she was eager to gain more skills and training in the field of work she is passionate about.

Jasmin’s employer, The Peak District National Park in the South West Peak District and she has began her next job search now knowing she has the skills and knowledge. Jasmin’s aspirations are to keep on learning and to stay working outdoors with both livestock and conservation.

Throughout her apprenticeship Jasmin gained her Chainsaw Felling, Crosscutting and Maintenance, ATV, 4×4 off Road, Brush-cutter and First Aid qualifications.

Jasmin said:

I definitely would recommend an apprenticeship. It has been an invaluable opportunity for me. A Level 2 gives you the chance to start from scratch, and build up a competence which will in turn allow you to begin a new career. Without the apprenticeship, it would have taken me a lot longer to gain these new skills, not to mention the costs involved.

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