nenescape logo and heritage lottery logoFunded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this Nenescape project offered two horticultural apprentices the chance to learn new skills in the Park.

Background to the project

Nene Park is hosting two new apprenticeship placements that provide a unique opportunity to gain on the job experience whilst studying for a qualification. The apprentices work closely with mentor Rangers and Nene Park volunteers to develop their experience in park management and horticultural skills. On completion of the course the apprentices will gain a British Association Landscape Industries (BALI) Horticultural Level 3 qualification.

Both Horticulture Apprentices (pictured below) joined the Nene Park Team in 2019, Isaac Ellard in June and Harriet O'Shea in November. Their qualifications are being provided by Peterborough YMCA and each placement will last two years.

isaac and harriet the two apprentices at nene parkProject plan

Nene Park is committed to supporting young people in the local area and routes to employment. It’s also important to the Trust that land based skills are shared to ensure the future of the Parks and environment sector is in good hands.

The apprentices work across all areas of Nene Park’s 698 acre site including Ferry Meadows Country Park, one of the busiest Park’s in England,  Thorpe Meadows, Orton Mere and the further reaches of the Trust’s boundaries, out towards Castor and Ailsworth.