Green Network Training Program
The environmental and land-based sector offers great opportunities for rewarding and fulfilling careers. It encompasses a diverse range of roles involved in management and maintenance of rural environments and urban green spaces, and all the activities that are supported within them.
Organisations and businesses look for new entrants to the workforce to be able to demonstrate an ability to learn on the job, and a willingness to enhance their skills through development of knowledge and understanding.
The diverse range of projects and activities being delivered through Garnock Connections offers an amazing opportunity for everyone, particularly young people, to embrace opportunities for personal development.
This project provides work experience in a team environment for young people seeking to work in estate maintenance. 12 trainees will be recruited over 2 years from Garnock Connections communities. It will support them to achieve accredited vocational certificates and gain the essential, on the job, practical experience that employers’ value. This includes the transferrable core or ‘soft’ skills crucial to all employers.
The work team is available to assist organisations and communities within the Garnock Connections project area to achieve their goals by undertaking practical tasks such as, installing interpretation signs and seating, erecting fences, maintaining and enhancing path networks, felling trees and shrubs, control of invasive plants, planting of native trees and plants, and a whole host of other requests.
Did you know?
Lynn Spout, 1km southwest of Dalry, is an important carboniferous limestone feature. This geology formed around 320 million years ago. It is one of 11 Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the Garnock Connections project area.
The public car park and picnic meadow next to Lynn Bridge have been created on land known as Hughie’s Field. The land was bequeathed to the community of Dalry by Miss Margaret Archibald in memory of her brother. Dalry Community Development Hub is working hard to restore and maintain the popular atmospheric woodland walk through Lynn Glen. East Ayrshire Woodlands and the Green Network Training Programme is actively involved with this project.