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WNSC Gamekeeping Star Apprentice Theo Creed

Oswestry, United Kingdom, March 14, 2015 --( It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week and to celebrate the achievements of their Apprentices, Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) has chosen a Star Apprentice for each curriculum area the College has apprentices working in.

Theo Creed is completing his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Game and Wildlife Management at Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC), Theo commented on the benefit of doing an apprenticeship, "I am learning new skills and earning a wage at the same time, I am picking up on the different duties involved in running a shoot."

The duties that Theo carries out have changed since he started his apprenticeship; Theo said, "My duties include feeding, dogging-in and vermin control. My duties change depending on the season, during the shooting season; I take part in all the general shooting duties such as running the beating lines. Since starting my apprenticeship, my duties have expanded; I now have my own beat on the Hay Estate."

Theo receives support from the College’s Game and Wildlife Management Assessor, he commented on the support, saying, "The assessor was very helpful and was very easy to get hold of if I was ever stuck on work, I also like the online electronic portfolio system, it is easier to submit work and better for my job."

Game and Wildlife Management Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 and 3. Small businesses can access a £1500 grant via the College for taking on an apprentice for the duration of their study.

If you are an employer who could offer an apprentice a job, or if you would like to apply for an apprenticeship, you can find out more by contacting Lucy Bowen, Work-based Learning Manager on 01691 688038 or email
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Walford & North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039

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