This project provides opportunities for young people to complete a Level Two apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation. It provides training opportunities in local heritage skills, whilst also focusing on the conservation of built and natural environments. To date, the apprentice team has been involved in constructing part of the new England Coast Path between Port Clarence and North Gare as well as improving access along the River Leven, a tributary of the Tees, and at Aislably as part of the Teesdale Way in Stockton Borough. The apprentices are gaining valuable skills in construction, selection of materials, tool use and team work and some have already moved on to permanent employment.