Welcome to our land-based issue
In this issue we’ll be talking about apprenticeships, agricultural careers, working in the renewable energy sector, and hospitality and leisure. In keeping with our theme of loving the land, we’ve got some green-fingered inspiration for you in the form of an interview with Lachlan Rae, Young Horticulturalist of the Year.
Many of the jobs that we look at in this issue are predicted to be in high demand between now and 2024 as people doing them retire, we leave the EU, and industry areas grow to meet demand.
Whether you are interested in working in a busy retail environment where your cheerful personality can be shared with customers, a seriously scientific job, or a career that lets you work outdoors using your hands, we’ve got you covered – from traditional roles like dry-stone waller to nuclear engineer.
In our news and updates section, we’ve got an update on apprenticeships, including the new degree teacher apprenticeship and Sue Husband, Director National Apprenticeship Service talks to us about celebrating National Apprenticeship Week.
Student writers for this issue include Tania Bal who has worked hard to research and write us a piece on how studying STEM can lead to a rewarding career in land-based and Lewis Walsh who has put a fresh spin on leisure and tourism by writing about the engineering work involved in designing and building theme parks.