Promising Ranger Powers through Apprenticeship

14 March 2018

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Tom Hickey has completed his Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship with Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

On receiving his certificates, we asked him what he has enjoyed most from his Apprenticeship and what his plans are for the future.

"Although everything I've done and partaken in the past year and half has been a highlight, flying materials onto the summit of Pen-Y-Ghent with a helicopter and getting a lift up there myself also, definitely takes the biscuit.

Having my Apprenticeship funded by Stories and Stone aided my Apprenticeship in many ways, from part funded courses to meeting other likeminded young people. Stories in Stone really has shaped my time as an apprentice

I would like to thank theYorkshire Dales National Park, Craven College, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Stories and Stones for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime, to work and learn in an amazing landscape and for giving me the skills to further my career in conservation.

I would also like to say a big thank you to my colleagues, who over the last 18 months, have helped me gain a well-rounded set of skills so I can work to be the best of my ability with the best outcome possible.

My plan for the future, is to try stay as long as I can with National Park and get a permanent ranger position within the Authority"

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