Employment Programmes


We run employment workshops and programmes to encourage people from all backgrounds to discover opportunities in outdoor careers, such as conservation, horticulture, outdoor learning and forest schools.

Working in the great outdoors is a dream job for many people but it can be hard to get into the sector. Our employment programmes support people to gain the skills and make contacts to enter the outdoor learning and environment sector. We’re driven by a passion to create a strong and diverse workforce for the future.


Through training, volunteering and project visits, we support participants to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take the next steps towards achieving their goals.


What you’ll do

  • Develop confidence

  • Teamwork

  • Environmental activities

  • Learn about nature

  • Collaborative work

  • Learn new skills

About Outdoor Taskforce

Originally created in 2022 as part of the ESF-funded employment programme, Outdoor Taskforce is a fun and supportive group that welcomes new members to help improve our environment – and sense of self-worth. Every month, our Outdoor Taskforce volunteers meet to participate in environmental improvements, such as tree planting, river clearing and habitat creation across Bradford. The group provides attendees with the opportunity for social connection and to learn new skills in preparation for employment.


Join the next Outdoor Taskforce session

About Outdoor Futures

Outdoor Futures was a free programme for working-age people living in West Yorkshire who were unemployed and looking to return to work. Trainees participated in skill development sessions, project visits, work experience and a Level 1 qualification to equip them to support community-based outdoor projects.


Trainees received one-to-one support, guidance and signposting to help them towards work and further training. Some of our Outdoor Futures trainees have gone on to become freelance Forest School practitioners or set up their own businesses. Outdoor Futures was funded by the European Social Fund until 2022. We hope to be able to run it again in future.

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