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How I changed my career thanks to a Natural England apprenticeship

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Steve Walker surveying for bees and butterflies on the Kingley Vale NNR

When you think of an apprentice you’ll probably think of someone in their late teens, so it may surprise you to know that I started my apprenticeship with Natural England in my mid-thirties. To say it has been life changing is no understatement and making the decision to change my career later in life was surprisingly easy.