David Torrance visits The Ecology Centre

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David Torrance visits The Ecology Centre

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David Torrance visits The Ecology Centre

MSP David Torrance came out to visit The Ecology Centre last week.  He met with staff and volunteers as well as nineteen year old Nikolas Clarke who is working at the Centre through Community Jobs Scotland. 

Nikolas is a Grounds Maintenance Assistant and has been with us since October having been previously unemployed for 4 months after completing a tyre fitter and car mechanic apprenticeship. Nikolas is proving to be a real asset to the organisation not only looking after the site but also working with a wide range of volunteers that The Ecology Centre supports.

Julie Samuel, Centre Manager commented “It is fantastic to be in a position to offer young people opportunities into the world of work through Community Jobs Scotland.  We can give them valuable and varied experience that will improve their chances in the future as well as providing references for future employers.  Speaking about his time at The Ecology Centre Nikolas said “I have learned a lot of new skills here which I am really hopeful will give me a better chance of getting a job in the future”.

The key purpose of Community Jobs Scotland is to support young people into sustainable employment through providing meaningful paid work experience in the third sector.

The Ecology Centre currently has volunteer vacancies for 16 to 30 year olds in the areas of grounds maintenance, environmental education and administration.  A living allowance may be able to be claimed as well as travel expenses.  For more information contact us on 01529 891567 or email admin@theecologycentre.org.

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