SDNPA Apprenticeships

Salary/rate of pay:

National Minimum Wage


Park Wide (see below for further details)

Job Type:

Apprenticeship up to 2 years


37 hours per week

Closing date:

15 July 2019, 23:30


We are really excited to announce eight new positions on our apprenticeship programme, with a variety of exciting openings across the National Park.

We hope these will give those of you who are appointed the opportunity to understand more about the importance of the work we do in caring for the landscape, wildlife, and promoting enjoyment of this special place.

You may think that the National Park is all about working outside, such as ranger roles, but think again!

The importance of “back office” jobs should not be overlooked.

Rangers interact with the public in the park – guide walks, give talks and generally ensure the park is a good place to visit.

But from our head office in Midhurst the “back office” teams make sure the public know what we do. The team plan future work programmes and are basically at the very heart of all the important work we do. It’s a real team effort – and a good training ground for anyone interested in nature and the environment!

The roles are:

  • Apprentice Rangers/Forestry x 5 – this will require attendance at Sparsholt College Winchester for one day per week during term time to undertake the Certificate and Diploma in work-based Environmental Conservation Apprenticeship Level 2, and then placements from one of our four area offices across the park.
  • Business Support x 2 – this will require attendance at Chichester College for one day per week during term time to undertake the Business Administration Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship. Your work placements will be based in Midhurst with the support services, HR, facilities, procurement and tourism teams on a rota basis to give you a broad overview of what we do.
  • Planning Apprentice x 1 – this will require attendance on a Level 3 NVQ course. Your work placement work placement will be based in Midhurst working within the planning directorate and support the work of the 4 teams: DM Systems and Technical Support, Planning Policy, Development Management and Major Planning Projects and Technical.

How to Apply

Please complete the application and monitoring form specifying which role you are applying for, e-mailing them to All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA apprentice application form & must reach us by 15th July 2019

Interview Dates: To be confirmed


Closing date:

15 July 2019, 23:30