Groundwork helped me to get a place at University

A budding film maker is planning to use his talents to involve, engage and encourage others into caring for the planet.

Jake joined Groundwork via the government’s Kickstart programme.

After completing his university degree in Film Studies, he dreamt of becoming a wildlife documentary film making. But first he wanted to gain some experience in ecology. Groundwork was the perfect fit.

Green jobs

Groundwork supports people into thousands of green jobs like this every year, helping to create a better and greener future for people and communities across the UK. Jake currently works as a Project Assistant on Groundwork’s ‘Love my River’ project. Love My River connects communities with their local rivers to help them to protect and monitor biodiversity.

Jake has always been passionate about the environment. He believes that film making is a great way to educate, involve and engaged others in caring for their local environment. He also thinks that businesses should continue to look at new ways of working in order to care for the planet.

Green jobs are a necessity in the modern age and we should be encouraging children towards this. Now more than ever we need people who are making positive changes and differences for the planet.

Next steps

After working at Groundwork, Jake was offered a place at university to study for a Masters Degree in wildlife documentary film production, where he is now studying. He says that without the experience he has gained at Groundwork, this wouldn’t have been possible.

Love My River is part of the River Douglas Catchment Partnership.

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