Opportunities

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There are plenty of ways to get involved with Our Bright Future. Many of the projects operate at a local level, although some are available nationwide. Do get in touch with the team if you are interested in a specific project and we can put you in touch with the relevant project leader.
Here are the current advertised opportunities:
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Modern Apprenticeships available in Fife 
The Centre for Stewardship has Modern Apprenticeship available in: 
  • Horticulture
  • Trees and Timber 
  • Rural Skills 
To apply you must be aged between 16 and 24 years old, live in Fife and currently unemployed or not in a permanent/full time position and not in education. Selection day: 17 September 2019. 
Find out more and apply here by 6 September 2019. 
Join The Wildlife Trusts’ #WilderFuture campaign
Since Kenneth Grahame wrote The Wind in the Willows, just over a hundred years ago, too many of the UK’s wild places have been lost forever; and the animals that depend on them. It’s not too late to bring wildlife back! Join The Wildlife Trusts’ #WilderFuture campaign to call for a Nature Recovery Network enshrined in law and a robust Environment Bill to set targets for environmental improvement. 
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Discover the circular economy
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a Learning Hub with a wealth of information about the circular economy and different ways of using waste and preventing waste. Topics covered include; food, fashion and artificial intelligence.
Hill Holt Wood
Youth Strike 4 Climate
Friday 20 September is the next #YouthStrike4Climate This is going to be the biggest climate mobilisation in British history! Details of local strikes can be found here.
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Artist Open Day
Hill Holt Wood is in the process of developing an Artist in Residency programme. The expansion will result in the construction of three new elements; a treehouse (a micro living unit for use as temporary accommodation for an artist/craftsperson), a workshop (a multifunctional space for use as a studio) and a log cabin toilet/shower/sauna. All of the structures will be built using innovative construction methods and incorporating off-grid energy systems. A consultation with artists about the plans is taking place on 12 September. 
Book your place here
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Global Youth Awards 2019
RoundTable Global invites you to nominate exceptional 11-18 year olds. Categories are; Demonstration of Leadership, Most Imaginative Project and Most Impactful Project. 
Submit your nominations here.
Our Bright Future
A Focus on Nature Conference 2019
A Focus on Nature is a youth nature network and it is hosting the Now for Nature Conference from 6-7 September 2019 at the Natural History Museum in London. It will be a celebration of the innovative ways young people are helping nature. 
Book your place here.
Our Bright Future
Job hunting? 
It’s that time of year again when lots of young people are looking for jobs! Here are some recommended websites for the latest employment opportunities across the sector: 
UnLtd project page
Try It Award
Try It Awards are grants of £500 for 16-24 year olds to develop their own social action projects. Applications are open now. This is your opportunity to transform unused or under-utilised land or buildings into community spaces. 
Contact ashleyraywood@unltd.org.uk for more information 
NottsWT Wilder Future
Wilder Woodland Gathering 
Do you live in Yorkshire, Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire? Young people taking action for the environment are invited to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Wilder Future event. Whether it’s urban regeneration, climate striking or practical conservation; your voices can be heard!  
RSVP at wilder@nottswt.co.uk