A KEIGHLEY social enterprise is recruiting for a free ten-week programme designed to help unemployed people into jobs in the outdoor sector.

Get Out More is spearheading Outdoor Taskforce, which is open to jobless people aged 16 to 64 from West Yorkshire.

Ten places are available.

Participants will develop skills by taking part in projects including tree planting, dam building, fencing, coppicing, river clean-ups and bushcraft.

The programme will be Keighley-based and run every Friday from October 7 to December 9.

Get Out More is working alongside Yorgreencic, the Aire Rivers Trust and Keighley Big Local to deliver the projects.

Outdoor Taskforce is backed by the European Social Fund and Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Annie Berrington, Get Out More managing director, said: "The programme is designed to introduce participants to outdoor organisations and see the work they are doing.

"We know from our previous programme, Outdoor Futures, that participants get a lot of personal satisfaction from doing something positive for the environment and their community. Some have gone on to do further volunteering and training and gained work."

Participants can receive support with expenses, including childcare.

To apply for a place, visit getoutmorecic.co.uk/event/outdoor-taskforce, call 01535 668588 or email info@getoutmorecic.co.uk.