Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to improve the wellbeing of Scotland’s animals? Study for a game and wildlife management apprenticeship and start a career that is dedicated to protecting natural habitats.
The apprenticeship is designed for someone who wants to create a sustainable future for Scotland’s endangered species. Learn how to promote bio-diversity and work with a range of animals such as deer, grouse, rabbits and partridges. Gain an understanding of different habitats and help develop safeguarding strategies.
Whether you’re interested in working in the highlands or lowlands, there’s a job for you in the game and wildlife management industry. Become an underkeeper and help to care for a variety of species. Work as a wildlife biologist and create new habitat protection initiatives. The apprenticeship is designed to provide you with the wildlife skills that can help you make a positive difference in the industry.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 in game and wildlife management. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as game rearing and highland game keeping.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a number of options. Carry on your education with a higher qualification in game and wildlife management or find a full time job.
Further education: Carry on your studies through applying for a bachelor’s degree in conservation. This could lead to a higher qualification such as a Masters in wildlife management. The experience you have gained will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the wildlife industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Although there are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, it is good to have an interest in the game and wildlife management field.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.