“With uncertainty surrounding the UK’s decision to leave the EU, Hampshire’s rural communities are firmly focused on how to introduce new blood to help sustain our countryside industries. Claire Pitcher from Hampshire Life talks to those who are feeling positive about the future including Sparsholt College alumni Nick Wills.
Recent graduate of Sparsholt College Nick Wills now works on the Royal Sandringham Estate. He studied a subject that plays a vital role in the countryside not just in Hampshire, but throughout the UK.
“I took Wildlife Management and Gamekeeping at college. They have such a good reputation, plus I was really interested in gamekeeping as I am often involved with my local shoot at home. Managing the countryside and estates is important so that habitats can be managed for everyone to enjoy. There is a necessity for people working in the countryside to be well trained so they can operate safely and give maximum benefit to the environment they work in.””