Hi, I’m Emma and I wanted to work for the Carbon Landscape Project because of a passion for nature and conservation – I was constantly reading more and more about animals and the natural world growing up.
I did a degree in Zoology at the University of Liverpool, and after I graduated I knew I needed work experience related to conservation, so I started volunteering with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust in one of their practical conservation groups which probably turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Before volunteering I hadn’t known a lot about the Local Nature Reserves and natural spaces within Greater Manchester and hadn’t even known that a lot of them existed, now I’m always telling my family and friends to go visit them!
A lot of the volunteer work I did was on the Kingfisher Trail project – carrying out work on the sites along the Kingfisher Trail, helping at events, and doing dragonfly surveys on Seven Acres LNR. I enjoyed the work so much that when the opportunity came to have a career doing that work I jumped at it.
I was thrilled when I got the job as a Carbon Landscape Trainee. I’m looking forward to increasing my skills so that after I have finished as a trainee I’ll be able to get a position as a project officer or something similar.