Tales from the (New) Trainees

Tales from the (New) Trainees

It’s a little overdue, but the time has come!  We are the new trainee reserve officers (TROs) and we’ve come to the blog to say “hello!”.  Let us introduce ourselves…   “Hello everyone, I’m Claire and one of the TROs this year. I’ve had a varied background having never found a career that has made me happy or satisfied at the end of a long hard day. Most recently I was an accountant. After a year and a half sat behind a desk I knew that it wasn’t the career for me. Before that I was a volunteer personal assistant for a tetraplegic man, this was a challenging but very rewarding time however it was always going to be an interim between university and a job. Finally, all that happened after I completed a degree in Biomedical Sciences! A varied background, as I said. Through it all I’ve always had an interest in the natural world and have always been happiest when outside exploring so I’ve decided to indulge this passion and am excited at the prospect of this coming year!“       “Hello, my name is Alexandra, better known on the reserve as Alex!  I’m a new TRO at Rutland Water.  My background is grounds maintenance/horticulture at an ornamental city park.  I decided to apply for the TRO programme because I really enjoyed my previous job.  I enjoyed using tools, working outdoors, working in teams and getting hands-on, and realised I wanted to do something similar throughout my life. I’ve always wanted to work outdoors to protect the environment, either for the benefit of people or wildlife,...

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