Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Employment, Education, Skills and Training

We are a social enterprise, proud to be employing local people and indirectly supporting the employment of others as we aim to buy from local businesses wherever possible.

We are particularly keen to support the skills development, to build confidence and to enhance the employment opportunities of young people and we interact with them in a number of ways:

Forest Ranger Schools

Even the youngest in our society can benefit from our Forest Ranger Schools which take place outdoors and help to develop confidence and practical skills of primary school children, helping them to see outdoor spaces as fascinating places to learn and experience new things. We launched our Forest Ranger Schools programme in 2016, involving 7 local primary schools and over 1000 children. Inset days for 115 teachers are enhancing the school lives of even more students into the future.

See Forest Ranger Schools for further information.

Young Roots

Our Young Roots project aims to build skills and confidence of young people between 11-25 years in High Wycombe through engaging them in activities which focus on the River Wye, an important part of Wycombe’s cultural and natural heritage. During this 18 month long project, we’re aiming to involve 500 local young people in art installations, wildlife film making, oral history interviews, and river conservation activities. We’re bringing in experts in to train, motivate and inspire our young people.  We have already had the help of 833 volunteers on the Young Roots project during 2016!

See Young Roots project  for further information.

Work Experience Placements

We offer a varied range of work placement and volunteering opportunities ranging from a week to over a year, to young people in local schools, colleges and universities. We often provide free on the job and off site training to those who demonstrate a commitment to us in return. We have supported young people with learning disabilities as well as aspiring university students to achieve their potential, enhance their CVs and learn new skills.

An integral aspect of Chiltern Rangers’ mission, vision and values is our endeavour to invest in and support all individuals who undertake work experience or a work placement with us.  We have set up a reward scheme where we will consider those candidates who have shown effort, increased added value and increased employability.  The work experience and placement award will be awarded during National Work Experience week in October.

See Work experience for further information.

Work experience

See Education and Training for further information’