“With uncertainty surrounding the UKâ€™sÂ decision to leave the EU, Hampshireâ€™sÂ rural communities are firmly focusedÂ on how to introduce new blood to helpÂ sustain our countryside industries.Â Claire Pitcher from Hampshire Life talks to those who areÂ feeling positive about the future including Sparsholt College alumni Nick Wills.
Recent graduate of Sparsholt College NickÂ Wills now works on the Royal SandringhamÂ Estate. He studied a subject that plays a vitalÂ role in the countryside not just in Hampshire,Â but throughout the UK.
â€śI took Wildlife Management and GamekeepingÂ at college. They have such a good reputation,Â plus I was really interested in gamekeeping as IÂ am often involved with my local shoot at home. Managing the countryside and estates isÂ important so that habitats can be managed forÂ everyone to enjoy. There is a necessity for peopleÂ working in the countryside to be well trainedÂ so they can operate safely and give maximumÂ benefit to the environment they work in.â€ť”