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Jupiter Experience

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This 13-week programme is providing work experience opportunities for eight individuals aged 16 to 19 in the Falkirk area. It is based at Jupiter’s Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth, which provides an inclusive, supportive environment for young people to develop the skills and experience necessary for employment, further education or additional training. The group progresses together through the work experience, with practical activities focused on improving horticulture, recording biodiversity and practical conservation action.

Through this training participants are:

  • Receiving an introduction to garden horticulture, including plant cultivation and tool use
  • Visiting and working alongside other TCV offices
  • Identifying personal goals and transferrable skills
  • Supported through 1:1 and group mentoring, including help with job searches
  • Learning species identification
  • Developing leadership and project management skills
  • Gaining confidence in Health & Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Attending and supporting the delivery of TCV events

I like building things, be creative. I can gain skills from the activities and hope I can do some more practical work. I'm working on a useful certificate and I want good training and good reference for my work in the future. - Jupiter Trainee, age 17

I hated going to school, I hardly turned up over four years. I ended up in care for six months – but I come here every day because I’m outdoors doing something I like. - Jupiter Trainee, age 18



For further information about opportunities in your area, please get in touch:

David Alcorn, Skills Development Officer

TCV in Scotland
The Granary
44 Mortonhall Gate
EH16 6TJ

Tel: 0131 664 6170
Mobile: 07917 436484