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At HighGround our Mission is to support the Armed Forces community with therapeutic and employment opportunities – Outdoors.
Military skills and experience map perfectly into the sector and we have developed Rural Weeks to introduce people to the huge variety of opportunities in the sector from working as an arborist in disaster zones, being a beatkeeper on a river, running a cider orchard to being a park ranger, flying UAV’s in precision agriculture or conserving vultures in Africa – the choice is yours!
Rural Weeks are run for 10 people at a time. They are delivered at an agricultural college, which starts on a Sunday and finishes on a Friday. Currently, we deliver 8 courses at Bicton College in Devon per year.
What happens after Rural Week?
Our Careers Manager will follow up to agree a plan to help you move towards land-based employment or self-employment. This could be:
- HighGround arranging a work placement for you.
- Advising about specific courses and how to access funding for them.
- Putting you in touch with a partner organisation if the Rural Week has identified another issue which may be preventing you from getting nearer to employment, such as housing.
Can’t make it to a Rural Week?If you’re interested in learning about the Land-based sector but cannot make it to one of our Rural Weeks, take a look at our Career Guides to find out about the many opportunities that the Land-based sector holds for ex-military personnel and Reservists.Find out more HERE.