Working with Rivers Fund

About the Working with Rivers Training Placement Scheme

NatureScot has secured National Transition Training Fund support from Skills Development Scotland to run the Working with Rivers training placement scheme.  Working with Rivers will offer funding to relevant organisations and businesses to provide paid placements of 12 weeks in duration.  This will allow individuals to access training and high quality, on-the-job experience in working with rivers – particularly in river restoration, natural flood management, control of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) and riparian woodland creation. 

These learner-focused, paid placements are intended to help individuals to develop the skills required to move into employment in this sector.  The placements will, additionally, increase capacity to deliver river restoration projects, and increase the available, skilled workforce within this nature-based sector. 

Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications from potential host organisations, to a maximum of £7500 per training placement.  Details of the Working with Rivers Training Placement Scheme and how to apply can be found in the Information for Applicants document below.

Businesses and organisations who are interested are welcome to contact to discuss ideas.  An online Q & A will be held on 15th December at 3pm to help answer any general queries. 

Information for applicants and Frequently Asked Questions.  Please contact to get a copy of the application form for completion.

Working with Rivers Fund - River Helmsdale


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