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CJS Focus on Employability

Published on 23 May 2022

This interactive workshop for students, early career wildlife professionals & career switchers starting out in their wildlife careers will help you: - Explore possibilities - Get clear on your direction - Create a plan for your wildlife career! Visit the link to Wildlifetek for more info

Conservation Career Kick-Starter | Online Course by Conservation Careers

Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife, but are feeling lost, confused or disillusioned? The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is a proven step-by-step system to get clear, get ready and get hired as a wildlife conservationist – whether you’re a student, job-seeker or career-switcher. Get started at:

Myerscough College & University Centre is one of the biggest landbased, agricultural and greenspace providers in the North West. We offer a range of different subjects (up to Masters Level) including Ecology & Conservation, Horticulture, Landscape Management, Arboriculture (Tree Care) and Sportsturf. More information can be found at

A joint initiative between the Dry Stone Walling Association and the National Hedgelaying Society. We can help you find training, qualifications, work experience, funding and professional memberships relating to traditional boundary maintenance. We also offer general advice for improving employability in this field. Email, visit

Online training for environmental career starters and switchers

This 5-week series of interactive online workshops will be delivered by Field Studies Council staff from a range of backgrounds. The sessions will focus on giving you the knowledge and confidence you need to hopefully be successful in your career. Find out more at


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Interested in a career in the outdoors and environment sector but not sure where to start? Finding it difficult to get that first job of your dreams in the outdoors? Got passion for the outdoors and the environment but not the experience? This summer YDMT are launching some fantastic opportunities to support people into outdoor and environmental jobs. Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeships based with local rural employers supported with a generous training budget to gain the certificates you need. 1 year paid internal traineeships based in a number of our teams; Woodlands, Engagement & Outreach. Take a look at to see the work we do and the opportunities that might help kickstart you on a fantastic career in the outdoors and environment. To pre-register your interest please email  Keep your eyes on our website in July for full details.


BEES run Volunteer Conservation Task days most Fridays. Projects include creating and maintaining ponds, meadows and urban wildlife areas. We also support community projects and carry out tree planting in schools and around Bradford. If you would like to join us please email, or call 07583 318539

CIEEM is the leading professional membership body supporting ecologists and environmental managers. It can be daunting knowing how to start your career, but there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of breaking into the sector. Read our top tips:

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Certificate in Conservation Management

Comprehensive course for anyone considering a career in conservation regardless of qualifications or background. Mainly online with some field work elements so you can complete it in your own time. You will have the support of your experienced tutor and fellow students. All this from the UK's top provider of ecology and conservation training - Ecology Training UK. Get £100 off with this discount code at checkout: CJSCERTCM22 Expires end of May.

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Do you want to improve your plant identification and habitat assessment skills? Learn at your own pace with tutor support on our Botany and its Role in the Ecosystem online course. This flexible course comprises plant science, plant ID, taxonomy and habitats. Visit for more information or email

Get Career Coaching Support from Conservation Careers

Have you found your dream job and need to stand out? Are you feeling stuck and need clarity about your next steps? At Conservation Careers we’ve helped hundreds of conservationists to start, switch or accelerate their careers. We offer Application Reviews, Interview Preparation and Career Coaching. Learn more at:

Increase your employability? Study while you work. ACS Distance Education was established in 1979 and offers over 700 distance learning courses in horticulture, agriculture, environment, permaculture and more. Request a prospectus at


Get your career as an outdoor leader started! Our Woodland Activity Leader Training course will equip you will the skills and confidence you need to lead your own session in the outdoors. Choose from online or a 7 day in person course. 01309 690450

Communications for Conservation Projects | Online Course by Conservation Careers

"Saving the planet is now a communications challenge" - Sir David Attenborough, Sept 2020

Communications for Conservation Projects is a comprehensive programme of training, support and jobs. You’ll learn to plan and deliver effective communications activities as a conservationist. Making you more employable, competitive and impactful. Get started at:

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