Stepping Stone

Before joining Challenge, April Scurr worked as a barista despite her desire and passion for conserving the natural ecosystems. After discovering the Conservation and Land Management traineeship opportunity at Challenge, she decided to seize the opportunity as a stepping stone to the industry.

April told us that her highlight throughout the traineeship was completing her Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control (ACDC) certificate. She said that the trainer, Jason, pushes them hard but it has been a great experience.

April is thrilled to be going on two weeks of work experience with the rangers in Carnarvon Gorge, a national park about 3 hours north of Roma. She is incredibly grateful for the chance to complete the CaLM traineeship, stating that

“Challenge gave me the opportunity to gain hands on experience and to learn from some of the best supervisors within the Industry. I had the chance to grow as a person and to develop skills that will help me progress into my dream job in the future. It was definitely one of the best experiences I have had, and I am so grateful to have been a part of such an outstanding program.”

April has resigned from the program to pursue a Master of Conservation Science with her sight set on being a national park ranger. She has returned to working in hospitality to support herself while she undertakes her studies, but she plans to come back for the program graduation to collect her certificates and celebrate the achievements of the group with her colleagues.

Congratulations April, we wish you the very best in your future endeavours!