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We have 2 new apprentice roles available on our project! These two, quite different roles, will both play an active role as part of our team working to unlock the UK’s longest river for people and wildlife.

As a Canal & River Trust apprentice, you will complete your apprenticeship training with both on and off-the-job training, with regular attendance at college. All travel costs are paid for by the Trust.

Whilst on-the-job, you will work with supportive work buddies to get the best out of your apprenticeship experience. We regularly arrange placements for you to build your portfolio, as well as opportunities to work on projects. This involves working across our network, so you may be working away from home. No two days are the same!

We pride ourselves on, and are committed to, a workplace that reflects our values, embraces diversity, and enhances our reputation as a responsible and trusted custodian of the waterways in our care.

The closing date for these roles are 15/04/21

The Junior Content Producer Apprentice (level 3) will:
  • Support  the Unlocking The Severn social media presence (Facebook & Twitter) and on-line events – helping to grow the reach and profile of our project with a wide audience.
  • Produce & distribute consistent, engaging content for social media across a range of social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and for specific campaigns also LinkedIn to delivery our social media strategy and content plans with the Communications Officer,
  • Support project social media campaigns and the social media activation of offline project activity. Take responsibility to promote the events programme via social media channels. Track and report on social media performance.
  • Support the Events Officer in the planning and delivery of online events on platforms such as Zoom and YouTube and live events on social media channels.  Provide live and reportage coverage of in-person events on social media – such as posting to social media during open days.


The right person for this role will have:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent), including English and maths.
  • An aspiration to develop a career in communications, marketing or events
  • Active and savvy social media user on at least 2 of the following: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok.
  • Good written English and attention to detail. Aptitude to develop copywriting skills and proof-reading.
  • Good interpersonal skills that can engage and enthuse others.
  • Friendly, approachable and confident speaking to members of the public.
  • Resilient in the face of high volume social media traffic and potentially negative content.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Good communication skills.


Find out more about this role and how to apply HERE

The Waterways Environment Apprentice – Level 3 will:
  • Assist in the delivery of the environmental conservation and volunteering elements of the Unlocking the Severn Activity Plan. Such as:
    • Work with the Volunteering officer to recruit, train and manage a team of volunteers for our large-scale river restoration project, ensuring best practice and a positive experience for both volunteers and participants.
    • Support the delivery of public events and activities including wildlife surveys, practical conservation, our end-of-project festival and scientific conference), skills workshops, site tours and illustrated talks.
  • Develop your skills and experience in a series of activities engaging target audiences to engage with the project including world class Citizen Science.


As Waterways Environment Apprentice you will develop skills in creating safe environments where the public can enjoy our waterways (particularly the River Severn), whilst protecting the environment and creating habitats for species to thrive.

The right person for this role will have:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent), including English and maths.
  • Experience or a desire to work in conservation, volunteering, or environmental science.
  • Ability to work well with people of different ages and varied backgrounds with a variety of interests.
  • Ablilit to contribute to a hard-working and enthusiastic team and the wider partnership that includes different organisations, community groups, artists and designers.
  • A passion for environmental conservation.
  • Self-motivation, able to work on own initiative and collaboratively to produce work to an extremely high standard.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally, visually and in writing
  • Creative approach to problem solving.
  • Hold a full driving license with access to a vehicle insured for business purposes. This role requires extensive travelling across the project area (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Shropshire). You will be reimbursed for mileage which exceeds your daily commute to your main office location.
  • Experience using basic office software including email, MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel.


Find out more about this role and how to apply HERE.


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