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logo: National TrustEnvironmental Conservation Apprentice

Salary: £163.13 - £307.88 pw

Duration: 18 months (37.5 hours pw)

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Locations: Gibside, Clents Hill, Exmoor, West Yorkshire, Calke Abbey, Saltram, Langdale and Dartmoor




You will be working as part of the Ranger team locally delivering our ambitions for the Natural Environment. No previous experience or related knowledge is required.


The broad purpose of the occupation is to create a safe environment where the public can enjoy our environments and surrounding land and buildings, whilst protecting the environment, and creating habitats for species to thrive.


You will work with contractors, volunteers, and other teams from their organisations. Whilst part of a team, you may be working alone in the field, and will be required to carry out duties in a safe manner in accordance with The National Trustís health, safety and wellbeing procedures. You will be expected to be aware of the safety of others


You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers, so must be prepared to be involved in all aspects of the role (suitable equipment and clothing will be provided)


As a frontline representative of The National Trust, you are expected to display our values and behaviours and respond to customer queries in a positive manner.

The role will be primarily based outside all year across the specified area. Flexibility on working hours will be required, for example weekend working and events with the public.




  • Good people skills enabling strong relationships externally and internally, to be built and maintained
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Able to follow clear instructions given. May have some knowledge of relevant Health and Safety procedures
  • Able to use tools, equipment as required for the role
  • Due to the nature of the role a full, clean driving licence
  • Commitment to completing the apprenticeship and incorporated qualifications
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Commitment to customer service standards
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude when working alongside colleagues and volunteers
  • Empathy for the National Trust
  • 5 GCSE's grade A*-E (9-2) including maths and English or equivalent


Future prospects


We have lots of different opportunities in conservation and the environment across our special places, regional and central offices and outdoor spaces. These include Assistant Ranger, Ranger, Area Ranger, Lead Ranger and Countryside Manager Ė and thatís just to name a few.




Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations.


Youíll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).


Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.


Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.


All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year.


About the Trust


The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, commonly known simply as the National Trust, is an independent charity and membership organisation for environmental and heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is the largest conservation charity in the United Kingdom.


We welcome some 22.5 million visitors, from all ages and backgrounds, every year. We care for historic houses, gardens, mills, forests, castles, miles of coastline, islands, holiday cottages, pubs and inns, whole villages and even a goldmine. We also run a huge retail chain, a multi-million pound food and beverage business and much, much more. And we do all of this so that everyone can enjoy and make the most of the green spaces and beautiful places that England, Wales and Northern Ireland has to offer.


To find out more and apply, please click here


Closing date: 18th November

Possible start date: 3rd February 2020 



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