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Newton Rigg Adds to its Forestry Team

The forestry team at Newton Rigg College has been boosted with the appointment of Richard Hunter as a course lecturer.

Richard, whose home is in Carlisle, has huge enthusiasm for the subject and his specialism is arboriculture. He joins Newton Rigg following a career which has seen him work across a number of different sectors of the forestry industry, before deciding that his future lay in teaching young people.

Newton Rigg College Forestry Lecturer Richard Hunter

Newton Rigg College Forestry Lecturer Richard Hunter

“I was brought up on the family farm near Preston so a career connected with the land always interested me,” said Richard. “When I was 16 I took my Level 2 diploma in arboriculture,worked in industry and then went on to gain my foundation degree. That gave me a good grounding and from there I went back into industry, covering everything from forestry care and management to training staff to negotiating tree survey contracts.”

Latterly he worked at H&H Land & Property in Carlisle.
“That gave me a good insight into the business and management side of the industry and broadened my knowledge from the purely practical,” he said.

Richard's primary role at Newton Rigg is teaching the Level 3 students. “I have good links with industry and what we want are students who are work-ready when they leave us. My contacts plus up to date first-hand knowledge of what businesses want will certainly help me to prepare them for the work place.”

Newton Rigg College

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