The Trust can assist with organising training for veterans to gain suitable rural, machinery and related construction sector qualifications. These may be on the estate or at local training or educational establishments; there are a number of agricultural colleges close by and Hartpury College's minibuses pass along the main road by the estate on a daily basis. The aim of achieving these new skills is to improve the range of jobs that can be applied for and to increase the earning potential for each individual in the market place. Training courses can be across single or several days, but there are also longer term courses or evening classes.
We are also able to organise work experience so that veterans can spend time seeing different jobs across the rural sector - not only on our estate where some of our farm tenants work with us in this regard on their arable and beef units, but also on other nearby holdings where veterans can work with sheep, cider production, horticulture and the wider estate management sector such as forestry.
Funding for courses is often available through a range of sources, including the Royal British Legion and Corps/Regimental/service associations.
Assistance with applications
Our Veterans Support Manager is available to help select the most suitable course, help with the applications if required and give advice on how it might be funded.