Training projects



With an original focus for the project on Apprenticeships and training, as the project commenced, Government changed the focus of their own skills training and apprenticeship programmes.

Therefore, the focus of a new training programme, became more tailored to help people into the job market thanks to the work of the professionals of the Romney Resource Centre over 90 students attended a variety of courses, improving their skills levels and confidence.

The project gave participants the opportunity to gain qualifications in Chainsaw skills, try the ‘Introductory to working on the railway’ course  and undertake short courses to support their employment opportunities.

Combined with this was a new programme for Traineeships as a result of the restructure of our training projects four young people were supported into employment through new traineeships. These roles were based within Scheme Partner organisations and offered them the opportunity to gain training and skills in the conservation and public engagement sectors.  Three of the four trainees have gained full time employment as a result.

The Training and Skills Programme contribute to the Reclaim project theme.


There are no opportunities for volunteering with this project.


Jan 2020

Opportunity for trainees

In 2020 we will have the opportunity for three trainees in conservation and cultural heritage. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Sep 2019

Agreement for three trainee opportunities

Agreement has been reached with HLF for three trainee opportunities focusing on conservation, community engagement and heritage. More details to follow.

Sep 2019

Research About Skills and Opportunities Funded

The Fifth Continent scheme has provided funding to the Romney Resource Centre to undertake research about skills and opportunities in the Romney Marsh area.

Jun 2019

Revision to Programme

The traineeships programme has ceased in its current form and revisions to the programme are being undertaken.

Jan 2019

Training programme revised

Following feedback from the first group of students, the training programme has been condensed to 10 weeks in duration. Hadlow College will now run three programmes a year focusing on team and confidence building, skills around job search, CV writing and work experience with a focus on land-based industries and green tourism. The second cohort started in January and a third will start around April 2019.

Nov 2018

Training programme started

Hadlow College started the first programme of training in November, from commercial space opposite New Romney Church. Each programme has a rolling enrolment arrangement to accommodate those who have prior commitments. Programmes are 18 weeks long and cover team and confidence building, skills around job search, CV writing and work experience with a focus on land-based industries and green tourism.

Oct 2018


Hadlow College have now successfully appointed their coordinator for the project and will be starting shortly. They will be delivering the programmes from the Romney Resource Centre in New Romney. They have attended the Careers Fair at the Romney Resource Centre, where they had a very good response from young people who were interested in the programmes. The first 18 week programme should start this month.

Aug 2018

New training programme coming to the Marsh

The Grow on the Marsh contracts have now been signed by Hadlow College and the project will ‘go live’ in the near future.  Hadlow are putting the finishing touches to their marketing and this should be circulated shortly.  Interviews are taking place  for the post of Project Co-Ordinator, who will be based on the Marsh, liaising with local businesses and young people.

Jun 2018

Training programme agreed

After successful submission of tenders for ‘Grow on the Marsh’ training programme, the contract has now been awarded to Hadlow College

Apr 2018

Training programme agreed

The HLF have agreed the ‘Grow on the Marsh’ training programme incorporating Traineeships, Pre-Apprenticeships and Study Programmes along with other qualifications. The agreed training programme specification has been sent to training providers in the area to invite them to bid, with a revised closing date of 25 May 2018.

Feb 2018

Discussions under way

In discussion with HLF regarding the project.

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It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.


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