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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Countryside Worker Apprentice (Helmsley)

The apprenticeship is for an initial period of 2 years with potential for a two year extension.

You will be paid a training allowance of £158.96/week.

This is a great opportunity for people leaving school/college who enjoy working as part of a team; want to do a Level 2 qualification in Environmental Conservation; enjoy working outside and want to learn practical skills; are interested in countryside issues and want to help with the work of the National Park.

  • Closing Date: 09/11/2018
  • Sector: Countryside
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 17/10/2018

Conservation Placements

Are you aged 24 or under? Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? If so then we would like to hear from you.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has opportunities available at Pearson Park Wildlife Garden in Hull.

We are looking for 4 passionate and motivated young people to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme.  As part of the programme we help build your practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation & environmental sector.

  • Closing Date: 02/11/2018
  • Sector: Community and Volunteers Countryside Ecology Environmental and Outdoor Education Publicity and Fundraising Wildlife Work and Animal Care
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: North East
  • Posted: 05/10/2018

JOB: Assistant Instructor x 3

BE4: 19/10/18 (5pm)

IV: 19/10/2018

LOC: Anglesey, North Wales

PAY: Starting £70 per week* + accommodation

FOR: Anglesey Outdoors

We are looking for 3 aspiring instructors to join our team, starting with an intensive 12 week fast track training scheme. Following this you'll spend the season working alongside our full time & freelance instructors delivering adventure activity sessions, the day to day running of the centre & associated tasks. You will have a real opportunity to develop a career in the outdoor industry by assisting & delivering sessions, taking part in a comprehensive training programme, completing NGB courses & gaining valuable exp in all areas of working for an outdoor adventure organisation. This placement will start 4th March & run to the end of October. You will be contracted to work 15 hpw, however expect to be offered overtime shifts to increase this to an average of 40 hpw with two days off.   *Previous trainees with high performance standards have received a £25 per session additional pay rate for each session they lead, on top of their weekly wage. ASK:

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