Gamekeeping students from Reaseheath College rolled up their sleeves to carry out conservation work during a visit to BASC’s Marford Mill HQ.

They were also given advice on how to search for jobs once they complete their studies and received interview tips during sessions with BASC’s expert staff.

They rounded off their visit by hanging bird boxes made when BASC staff visited the Cheshire college earlier this month, building duck nesting tubes and setting up a mink raft.

One of the duck nesting tubes will be installed on a pond at the college and the other, along with a mink raft, is now in place on a stream that runs through the grounds of Marford Mill.

Sarah Pinnell, biodiversity project developer at BASC, said: “We wanted the day to showcase the small but highly effective changes that individuals can make to help wildlife locally.”

Nick Hazel, one of BASC’s HR officers, has previously given talks to students at Newton Rigg College.

He said: “We enjoy supporting the forthcoming generation of workers. This is part of a nationwide, proactive project aimed at supporting students with career advice from the shooting and conservation sector.”

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