I began an apprenticeship in land based studies, this included: heathland management, bridle way/rights of way up keep, tree care, wildlife habitat management. I really enjoyed the wildlife based parts of this job, getting up close to nature. The work was hard and very hands on and in ALL weather. The job placement also came with 1 day a week release to Kingston Mauward College. This is where I studied for my qualification in land based studies and also gained qualifications in manual handling, health and safety, first aid at work and brush-cutter/strimmer certificate. I greatly loved my time as a ranger and was very sad to leave. I unfortunately had to leave due to a family bereavement.