Makita is providing support for an innovative apprenticeship scheme that will provide a comprehensive grounding in rural maintenance techniques to six young people in the Lake District.
Organised by the Rusland Valley and Fells Landscape Partnership, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the three year apprenticeship is designed to develop vital practical skills and the knowledge required for a career in the rural sector. With additional support from Makita UK, Electricity North West and local hardware distributor, Thomas Graham, the six new apprentices will be working throughout the south Lakeland landscape assisting with woodland restoration, wildlife conservation and heritage projects.
The team are fully equipped with Makita machines including brush-cutters, chainsaws, safety equipment and accessories.
Claire Green, Rusland Horizon’s Skills and training Co-ordinator says, “It is fabulous to have this opportunity to provide skills and training to local young people who are so enthusiastic and passionate about protecting this local landscape. Everyone involved with the scheme is very excited to welcome our new apprentice team and grateful to Makita, Thomas Graham and Electricity North West for their support and involvement.”

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