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Trainee Upland Path Workers x 8

Location: Balloch – Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Pay: National Minimum Wage

Hours: Full time (36.25hrs per week)

Duration: Fixed term 6 month contract

Start Date: Monday 23rd April

Do you have what it takes to become a custodian of Scotland’s most iconic mountains?   This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join The Mountains and The People project, on a practical work based training programme within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Over 6 months you will learn the techniques of upland path construction, maintenance and landscape restoration, through practical skills training and work placements, whilst working towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 in Environmental Conservation.  You will also receive accredited training in first aid and manual handling.

How to Apply

Register your interest by emailing:

Find out more download the Cover Letter, Job Description and Training Programme Description here:

Cover Letter

Job Description

Training Programme Description

To apply download and complete sections A and B of the Application for here:

Application Form PART A

Application Form PART B

The closing date for applications is midday (12 noon) on Friday 23 February 2018.

NOTE: CVs will not be considered as a form of application

Please email your completed application form to: or post to: The Mountains and The People, The Old Station, Balloch Road, Balloch, G83 8SS.

 If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview on one of following dates: Tuesday 13 March, Wednesday 14 March, Thursday 15 March 2018.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 2 March 2018.

For More Information

Take a look at our training video to hear about experiences of our previous Cairngorms trainee upland path workers – Film: Elements

Or check out Gill Walkers blog from her time on the Lomond team in 2016 here: themountainsandme

or email