The Apricot Centre CIC is offering a yearlong Level 3 traineeship with land based learning. The traineeship runs from January 2024 to December 2024 for 5 days a week (4 days on a placement farm and 1 day in training). Trainees are offered accommodation and £75 per week training allowance plus all bills and a food box. They also receive FREE training worth £5200!
Our traineeship offers an authentic opportunity on a working farm or woodland, or with a food producer alongside a FREE level 3 qualification in Regenerative land Based Systems and a Permaculture Design Certificate Qualification.
The level 3 qualification is Ofqual-regulated and awarded by Crossfields Institute. The Permaculture Design Certificate is awarded by Permaculture Association.
Designed for people 18+, we welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences. You will need to have previous qualification of GCSE grade D or above or equivalent. (If you are unable to meet this requirement please contact [email protected] to discuss alternatives)
PLEASE NOTE MOST PLACEMENTS REQUIRE STUDENTS TO DRIVE AND HAVE ACCESS TO A CAR
THE YEAR LONG TRAINEESHIP WILL PREPARE YOU TO:
Work in regenerative farming or small holding type settings;
Work in post-harvest roles such as food processing in regenerative food products;
Work in community supported agriculture or the circular food economy;
Work in regenerative land based systems;
Progress into higher education courses such as our Level 4 Regenerative Food Systems (starting January 2025); BSc in Regenerative Farming and Food systems at Schumacher College and other degrees in Agriculture and Rural Studies.
BENEFITS OF TRAINEESHIPS:
Benefits for the farmer
Hosting a traineeship placement is a great way to have help with tasks and jobs on the farm, as well as a way of sharing knowledge and enthusiasm. Being reciprocal to both the trainee and the placement host the traineeship offers the opportunity to contribute to the future of sustainable land management, you can pass on skills and knowledge to a trainee who really wants to learn!
Benefits for the trainee
A year long traineeship gives a REAL and AUTHENTIC experience about what it is to be a grower, livestock farmer or woodland manager. Learning from an experienced person on the land will give you confidence and valuable practical skills. Couple this with the Level 3 qualification theoretical and practical knowledge in Regenerative Land Based Systems, you will have an excellent basis to start or continue your land based career.
Benefits for the green sector, food, farming and land based businesses
The aim of this training is to train the next generation of farmers and growers in regenerative farming systems, this will aid farms and woodlands to sequester carbon and support biodiversity whilst still producing local food and other produce.