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Apprentice carrying out practical tasks Credit: Stephen Garnett


With partners, we aim to provide a range of apprenticeships with organisations throughout the National Park, including at least 40 in farming, countryside management and heritage skills by 2019.

Twenty two apprenticeship opportunities have been taken up so far: 10 through the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Dales Rural Trainee scheme and 12 through the Farmer Network for the Dales and Cumbria.

The National Park Authority currently has four 16 to 24-year-olds on a two-year rural placement, thanks to two YDMT projects – Green Futures and Stories in Stone.

In 2017, we also advertised for apprentices in other areas of our work – specifically, communications, environmental conservation, planning and historic environment. Keep checking back on our jobs page to find out what kind of placements are on offer.

We welcome any enquiry about apprenticeships, even if there is not an opportunity currently advertised with the organisation that fits your area of interest. Please contact to find out more.

Could an apprenticeship be for you? Why not check out this blog by one of our former apprentices for inspiration.