Bringing the Countryside to WorldSkills
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More than 150,000 young people and students got a glimpse of what it is like working in the land-based and environmental industries at WorldSkills, held from 5-8 October, at the ExCeL London exhibition and conference centre.
Highlighting the diverse career opportunities available, Lantra, the Sector Skills Council supporting the land-based and environmental industries, attended WorldSkills bringing a bit of the countryside into the ExCeL. Attendees found out more about environmental careers while interacting with sets and creating unique and memorable photos.
There will be numerous career opportunities over the next few years if you want to work with the UK’s natural surroundings as Lantra’s research reveals there will be severe shortages in the environmental workforce over the next ten years*. Estimates show that land-based industries will need about 253,000 new entrants over the next decade just to maintain the current workforce levels, so there will b e opportunities for people trained to all different qualification levels.
Lantra Careers (www.lantra.co.uk/careers
) is a free online career service designed to help individuals discover what it is like to work land-based industries and to help them understand the huge opportunities it has to offer. Visitors can review more than 200 job profiles that have been created by Lantra’s team of industry manager specialists.
To find out more about careers in the land-based and environmental industries, visit www.lantra.co.uk/careers
. To read more about WorldSkills visit http://www.worldskillslondon2011.com/info/about-the-event/
*Lantra Skills Assessment 2010-11
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NOTES TO EDITOR
• Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries, working to ensure these businesses access the training, qualifications, skills and knowledge they need.
• Lantra represents 17 industries: agricultural livestock and crops; animal care; animal technology; aquaculture; environmental conservation; equine; farriery; fencing; fisheries management; floristry; game and wildlife management; land-based engineering; horticulture, landscaping and sports turf; production horticulture; trees and timber and veterinary activities.
• By working together with the sector, Lantra leads research on skills issues and business needs, sets national standards and develops qualifications to meet modern business needs and help businesses grow through skills.
• For more information see www.lantra.co.uk