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National Trust training schemes
How do you learn to be a
Countryside Warden? Mostly by doing it is the answer. That is the idea of the
training schemes that they run for various disciplines including countryside workers. The scheme was previously called 'Careership' and was very popular - it's now divided into a number of other schemes but it's still a great way to get started in the industry if you can get a place.
The programmes include chances to learn both theory and practical skills at college and at a National Trust property.
Find out more at the National Trust training schemes page
To see some examples, go to their website or see the account specially written for Naturenet by former Careership student Dan Billington in 2001. Things might have changed a bit since Dan's time training but the idea is the same!