It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2017 and Claire Hayden - one of our apprentices on the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve - tells us what it’s like being an apprentice for Natural England. Working in conservation is what I’ve always wanted …
Parks, trails and nature reserves
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.
Welcome to Natural England’s new blog. This is a place where we’ll share updates on our work and stories from our staff - whether that's work on creating a continuous path around our coast and managing 140 National Nature Reserves, or conducting research on the recovery of the dormouse and monitoring populations of hen harriers.