Duchy College Rosewarne and Penwith Landscape Partnership have come together to provide industry placements for land and wildlife students in Cornwall.

Penwith Landscape Partnership is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project, which brings together a wide range of countryside and heritage organisations, including Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall AONB, Cornwall Council, Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network (CASPN), Farm Cornwall, local estates, parish councils, The National Trust, Save Penwith Moors and Cornwall Archaeological Society.

The college students’ first project with the team will be access clearance and archaeological survey work at Caer Bran and Bartinney Downs Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve.

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Sarah Anthony, curriculum area manager for land and environment at Duchy College said: "In an ever-evolving industry, employers are looking for students who have more to offer than their qualifications.

“We are really excited to be working in collaboration with Penwith Landscape Partnership to provide industry placements for our second year Level Three Land and Wildlife students.

“This experience will provide an inspirational and diverse insight into the industry they want to work in. This collaboration is a unique aspect of the programme that will equip them for the range of wildlife conservation opportunities available to the students once they graduate.”

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She added that the students will get to spend one day a week working with the team at Penwith Landscape Partnership over the academic year, where they will gain first-hand experience of a variety of projects.

“A huge bonus is they will also gain access to some certificates of competence to improve their employability,” she said.

Julian Branscombe, programme manager for Penwith Landscape Partnership, said: “We can’t wait for them to join the team and get stuck into the variety of projects we have going on.

“They will get to work with us on sustainable farming, wildlife, archaeology and access, so we are well placed to give invaluable experience.”

For updates on what the team are up to follow Duchy College Facebook and Instagram pages @DuchyCollege.