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London Wildlife Trust

Paid Traineeships at London Wildlife Trust x7

Paid Traineeships at London Wildlife Trust

Keeping it Wild trainees(x5)

Great North Wood trainees (x2)

Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practically minded and want to learn new skills? Have you thought about a career in nature conservation? 

As part of the Keeping it Wild and Great North Wood projects, we are offering x7 paid traineeships for young people aged 16-25. Keeping it Wild trainees will be based at multiple London Wildlife Trust nature reserves across the capital, whilst Great North Wood trainees will primarily be based across Great North Wood sites in south London.

Dates: x7 full time 4-month placements starting on Monday 5th September 2022

Bursary: Tax-free training bursary of £6,076 for four months (paid in four instalments, £1,519 per month)

Note: Recruitment dates for further application rounds in 2022/23 will be posted on the London Wildlife Trust website.


The traineeships offer a unique opportunity for young people aged between 16-25 to undertake a full-time, paid, four-month vocational traineeship based at London Wildlife Trust nature reserves, where you'll spend time working with the London Wildlife Trust team, learning valuable practical skills in urban nature conservation, community engagement and communications.

Trainees will develop a broad range of skills required in the conservation sector:

  • Practical conservation & nature reserve management
  • Surveying and monitoring (seasonally dependent)
  • Community engagement and environmental education
  • Work readiness, CV and job application training

Our Ideal trainee will have the following key attributes:

  • You are self-motivated, able to use your initiative and work independently;
  • You have an interest in nature/wildlife/conservation and ambition to pursue a career in the environmental sector;
  • You have an interest and enthusiasm for practical work outdoors (in all weathers!)
  • You are a team player with good communication skills (both written and verbal);
  • You are based in London, able to travel to locations across London where training is taking place and you are willing to work from home where required.

Please read through the recruitment pack for the full person specification for these roles. If you are not sure if you can apply for this training, or for more information, please get in touch with Emily Fox on

***In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the natural heritage sector, there will be a strong focus on recruiting young people (aged 16-25) who identify with at least one of the following criteria: non-graduates or are from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic backgrounds, young people living in an economically deprived area***

How to apply:

To apply, please read through the Traineeships recruitment pack and complete and return the Application Form and Candidate Details Form on our recruitment page, linked through the application button. Please specify in your application which traineeship you are applying for (Keeping it Wild or Great North Wood).

If you have any questions about the role or have any problems completing this form, please email

Closing date: Monday 27th June 2022 at 9am

Interview date: Friday 8th July 2022

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process or interview please contact us on 020 7261 0447 or email:

Closing Date: 27/06/2022  Location: London

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