Kent

Kent's Wildwood Trust seeks apprentices

Owl at Wildwood Trust
Image caption The trust manages 38 acres of ancient woodland between Canterbury and Herne Bay

A Kent animal park has been given £150,000 to give people the skills they need for a conservation career.

The Wildwood Trust, near Canterbury, said it would provide training for 12 apprentices over the next three years.

The money has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery fund under its Skills for the Future programme.

Under the scheme, each trainee will receive a training bursary of £10,000 for a year's training.

The trust manages 38 acres of ancient woodland between Canterbury and the coastal town of Herne Bay.

A spokesman for the trust said the grant would allow the trust to train people to "protect the UK's native animals and habitats from further decline."

The deadline for applications is 12 January and further information can be found by visiting the trust's website.

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