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George's Story

The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley is the scenic gateway of North Wales, embracing some of the UK’s most wonderful landscapes. The rangers work at a range of different sites managing them through path enhancement and trial access. The organisation also monitors the habitats and numbers of animals at each site.

My role was an assistant countryside ranger. My duties included attending to the maintenance of the sites, helping with running events, such as marshalling a marathon, as well as surveying the wildlife at various sites, and attending courses to further my knowledge about animals I would not usually come across.

I have definitely developed my employability skills in terms of preparing my CV to apply for the placement and preparing for an interview. Also I have developed practical skills that I wouldn’t have gained if I had not embarked on this placement. This has been through being put into situations and being given tasks that I wouldn’t usually experience.