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Apprenticeship Opportunities to be Announced at Uplands Conference

Speakers representing virtually all organisations with an interest in the UK's uplands will combine for a three day conference aimed at driving forward collaborative working and greater understanding of this important element of our countryside.

The second uplands conference organised by Newton Rigg College takes place on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 May at the Cumbrian college which hosts the National Centre for the Uplands (NCU).

Hope Fell

Hope Fell, Northumberland
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The event will also outline new opportunities for young people with the announcement of upland specific higher apprenticeship programmes by the hosts.

The conference theme is uplands land use and multi-functionality – theory, practice, and synergy and includes interests such as farming, forestry, tourism, game-keeping as well as birds, wildlife and conservation.

Wes Johnson, Campus Principal, Cumbria and the North East said: “Our aim is to build on the success of last year's event in providing a conducive space for dialogue for all stakeholders with an interest in the unique uplands of the UK.The National Centre for the Uplands provides a specific focus on skills, education and demonstration, blending our educational expertise with a unique set of resources, including our own grouse moor and hill farm in the Lake District.

“The conference will see the NCU announce a range of innovative higher level apprenticeship programmes to compliment the current apprenticeship provision it offers across the north of England.

“We are delighted that our partners in the Upland Alliance have chosen our Conference to host their launch event; as a member of the UA Steering Group I am really excited by this new partnership and look forward to watching it develop in the coming years,' said Mr Johnson.

The conference headline speaker on Wednesday, His Grace The Duke of Westminster, will address the issue of stewardship of the uplands and there will be demonstrations by the Dry Stone Walling Association.

National Centre for the Uplands

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