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Details of apprenticeships and internships available within the countryside, conservation, ecology, environmental education, wildlife and animal management sectors.


What's the difference between an apprenticeship and a volunteer placement?  CJS classifies a voluntary placement as one which is totally unpaid or has only out of pocket expenses. Whereas an apprenticeship has some remuneration in addition to a significant level of training leading to a recognised qualification. Occasionally there are a few unpaid internships.

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Voluntary Opportunities

Unpaid or expenses only posts, available on full, part time and odd day basis

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Opportunity to help with a specific task on one or two days.

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Updated: 14 August


REF        2426-TRAIN-25/8               


BE4        ?


PAY        NMW


DES        Fixed term, 11 months from 30/10/17. FSC needs to be certain that education staff leading groups are not only competent & enthusiastic, but experienced & professional individuals capable of working with & inspiring students of all ages. To help ensure the development of education staff, FSC is offering this Trainee Tutor scheme which is designed to equip an individual with the necessary skills & attributes, enabling further time to be devoted to building experience through the delivery of courses to an increasingly wide range of audiences. Our FSC Tutors work with students studying both geography & biology at a range of levels. This year, in response to the increased amount of fieldwork highlighted in the new exam specifications, we are looking to increase the number of geography specialists in our teaching team alongside our usual intake of biology graduates.   BUT   Geography graduate with a love of landscape, an enthusiasm for enquiry based learning, a built-environment enthusiast or a passion for physical geography processes.   ASK   http://c-js.co.uk/2tT69B1 Human Resources team, 01743 852138  Send completed application form & covering letter to recruitment@field-studies-council.org


Logo: Yorkshire WaterCountryside & Recreation Apprentice x2

Salary £13,500 per annum + pension + quarterly performance related bonus + 25 days annual leave

Based at Buttershaw, Bradford

Yorkshire Water manages the collection, treatment and distribution of water around the Yorkshire region, supplying around 1.24 billion litres of drinking water each day – that’s a lot of water! Yorkshire Water is one of the largest land owners in Yorkshire with over 28,000 ha and that's a lot of land. As well as using the land for core business to ensure that there is enough water available to supply the people and businesses of Yorkshire plus the treatment of sewage and waste water, this land gives other opportunities. To help us achieve our vision of "taking responsibility for the water environment for good" we are currently recruiting for two Countryside & Recreation Apprentices.

Delete Date: 24/8/17

Sector: Countryside

Region: North East

Role type: Apprenticeship

Posted: 27/7/17


REF        1181-TRAIN-OK10


BE4        N / A


PAY        £200 per month spending money, training, accommodation & food

FOR        ACUK

DES        Free 12 month training scheme. The Firm Foundations Instructor Training Scheme is run at our 3 ACUK centres: Whitemoor Lakes is our watersports centre in Staffordshire; Pioneer Centre is our outdoor centre set near the Wye Forest in Shropshire; Benham Sports Arena is a busy indoor sports centre in Northamptonshire. We offer various qualifications across the 3 centres. You can earn nationally recognised qualifications from the British Canoe Union, British Fencing Association & many more awards ranging from watersports to climbing, archery to first aid. On top of this you will also receive centre-specific training. 2nd year option available for full salaried position & extra training. ACUK is the wholly owned operating company of registered charity Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs (NAYC). Operating upon a foundation of Christian principles & offering service regardless of race, religion or creed, NAYC has over 50 years’ experience in providing people with opportunities.   BUT   Open to 18-24 year olds across the UK.   ASK   www.acuk.net/firm-foundations


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