CJS Online: Graduate and Entry Level roles

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Entry level and Graduate posts


Details of entry level jobs and roles suitable for new graduates across all sectors: countryside, conservation, ecology, wildlife work.


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We also have helpful hints covering everything from choosing your speciality through the application process to interviews, with links to recordings of useful online webinars. Find out more about some of the jobs in our Job Profiles section

Year in industry placement 2023/2024 - River Holme Connections

Logo: River Holme Connections

Placement duration: 11 month placement (expected start July 2023)

Stipend: A stipend of £6,000 will be paid in monthly instalments.

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hour week, Flexible working hours.

Honley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The student will have the opportunity to get involved in all the work of the charity including environmental education work, practical river restoration and conservation work with volunteers (such as tree planting, footpath improvements and wildflower planting), invasive non-native plant control, citizen science work (riverfly sampling), helping at public events, social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) updates, funding bids, river surveying, geographical information system updates (QGIS) and general admin work.

Higher Education Student Placement - Field Studies Council

Logo: Field Studies Council

Vacancy Location Regional

To be a Higher Education (HE) Student Placement with FSC you must be undertaking a UK-based higher education course where a 1-year work placement is a requirement. We are looking for candidates studying towards a degree in Geography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Education, or a closely allied discipline.

The role is to support our teaching staff in the delivery of field courses along with supporting other departments with a range of other residential and domestic duties. To be successful we need people who want to work with people, who are enthusiastic about the environment and keen to see that people are taught to understand and respect it better.

Work Placement Scheme 2023 - ECOSA


We are looking for suitable candidates for our 2023 spring/summer work placement scheme. The scheme will start in April and will run to the end of October 2023. The placement is based at our head office in Hampshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience with a leading UK ecological consultancy. Many of our work placements have secured employment with either ourselves or other ecological consultancies/multi-disciplinary companies. Structured training will be offered as part of the placement and will cover field survey work including bat, great crested newt and reptile surveys as well as office-based tasks such as ecological report writing, sound analysis and desk studies.

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