Apprenticeships and Internships

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 OpportunitiesUnpaid or expenses only posts, available on full, part time and odd day basis
Practical WorkdaysOpportunity to help with a specific task on one or two days.

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Historic Environment Apprentice

27 Month Apprenticeship

Bainbridge, Wensleydale

£8,658 per annum (£4.50 per hour) for first year. Rising to the national minimum wage in the second year

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and we are looking for someone who would love to help us look after it. We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Historic Environment Apprentice to kick start their career in the Historic Environment Team.


  • Closing Date: 28/08/2019
  • Sector:
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 15/08/2019

Tourism Apprentice

Training allowance of £7,523,80 + £1,173 supplement per annum

We have a brand new 2 year opportunity for you to join our Visitor Centre team at our Moors National Park Centre, Danby where you will be engaged in every aspect of delivering information and retail services to our visitors. You will also get the chance to widen your skills by spending time at with our Education and Events teams by working on a range of projects.


  • Closing Date: 30/08/2019
  • Sector: Countryside Visitor Management
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 06/08/2019

Countryside Worker Apprentice

Initial two year fixed term contract

£9,056 in year 1 and this will increase considerably as you go into year 2

North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are working together to offer fantastic apprenticeship opportunities thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a great chance for you to develop practical countryside skills, working as part of a team, alongside the railway and in the rest of the National Park.


  • Closing Date: 26/08/2019
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 06/08/2019

JOB: Free Outdoor Activity Instructor Training Program

BE4: N / A

LOC: Staffordshire, Shropshire & Northamptonshire

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

FOR: ACUK

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. Open to 18-24 year olds across the UK. ASK: www.acuk.net/firm-foundations

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