I am currently doing my work placement in BVCP, which formed part of my Hampshire Futures traineeship plus project from Hampshire County Council.
The staff of Blackwater Valley are very welcoming throughout my placement and they are supportive and patient teaching me skills and training needed as a trainee.
The team prioritize that I am included in variety of tasks and use different tools and machinery safely and correctly to enhance my experience. The Rangers always explain me the tasks I have been working out, method to do it and benefits of it along with future plans and task.
So far I have sown wildflower seed, surfaced the path with aggregate, removed and cut down trees and unwanted plants and just today I have cleared rubbish and Floating Pennywort from Blackwater river, it’s amazing.
I am really enjoying my placement in BVCP due to the friendly staff and volunteers and different outdoor task. I am looking forward to work more on machinery.
Trainee Dharma Gurung