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#1 jackdean1230

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:41 pm

Hi all, i am leaving school in June 2010 , and i'm looking to be a keeper /under keeper. Is there anyone who wants an assistant or knows anyone that might be interested?

might be a bit of help through rearing season?

thank you.

#2 Jamie m

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 03:49 pm

hi theres a college in the lake district does really good courses in keeping not sure where google it

#3 Hob&Jill

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:20 pm

Problem with them courses is that there is not enough jobs about. In the time it takes to do the courses to a high level you could have volenteered with a keeper probably learnt more and if you impress you'd be the first inline if any jobs came up.

Its the same in fisherys there are thousands of students to every job so the college courses become so de valued.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:36 am

Problem with them courses is that there is not enough jobs about. In the time it takes to do the courses to a high level you could have volenteered with a keeper probably learnt more and if you impress you'd be the first inline if any jobs came up.

Its the same in fisherys there are thousands of students to every job so the college courses become so de valued.

so true you would prob have to move but theres allways conservation of wild birds deer the keeper is becoming a rare creature i went into woodland management instead

#5 FightTheBan

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:45 am

Apprentice keeper job in shooting times this week. Put you through college and give preference to 16/17 year olds. Job is in east Devon, go out and buy a shooting times and send away a CV asap, these jobs dont come up that often. All the best

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:31 am

you should go to collage and get a work placement , and if you impress they will take you on . thats what my cousin did and now he runs a shoot in the bordors . i am in the process of going to collage but not until next sept tho because of moveing . personaly i feel thats your best bet . but obviousley going beating /picking up will help you no end aswell. good luck

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:28 pm

Did you send away a CV for that job?

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:21 pm

to fight the ban , they are probably looking for someone sooner but i will give it ago , as i still have till june left at school.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:02 pm

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Edited by FightTheBan, 05 December 2009 - 09:39 pm.


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:52 am

go to sparsholt collage and do the nagk course i did it now iam a keeper on a large shoot in suffolk

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 08:12 pm

dont do it jack take my advice and join the police force better money shifts good pension work partime on a fen shoot in exchange for some shooting you know it makes sense i bet there was at least 500 applicants for that underkeepers job

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:54 pm

If its what he wants to do i think he should go for it.
You only live once, why spend it doing something you dont want because the moneys a bit better, moneys not everything.
If your heart aint in it dont bother, ive seen countless give it a go and fail, the ones who succeed have the best job in the world.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:34 am

Did you send away a CV for that job?



i did :clapper: and got a interview on the 3rd of january. i wouldnt have know about it if you didnt say :notworthy: iou

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:56 am

Go to Sparsholt college, apply for their GameKeeping course. There are plenty of jobs Keeper orientated around but it's by word of mouth. Most employers go straight to Sparsholt college for their young employees and that is a fact because it is the best college in the country for GameKeeping and Wildlife Managment, Vetinary Nursing and Fisherie Managment. The new GameKeeping unit they have there is amazing, it is better then most estates.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:19 pm

Go to Sparsholt college, apply for their GameKeeping course. There are plenty of jobs Keeper orientated around but it's by word of mouth. Most employers go straight to Sparsholt college for their young employees and that is a fact because it is the best college in the country for GameKeeping and Wildlife Managment, Vetinary Nursing and Fisherie Managment. The new GameKeeping unit they have there is amazing, it is better then most estates.


Thats a very bold statement saying most employers go straight to sparsholt! I wouldn't. Plenty still think experience and a personal reccomendation come before bits of paper from a college. I'm not saying some qualifications aren't important and the atv, chain saw, pest control courses etc definately help. Before signing up to a full time course I would look into getting a placement for an NVQ or at the very least spend as much spare time as you can helping a local keeper.


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