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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Water Environment Worker Apprenticeship

Salary: £16,811 pa

Duration: 18 months (37.5 hours pw)

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Locations: Norwich, Wilmslow, Keswick and Minehead

This role is for a Water Environment Work Apprenticeship. You will be working on Riverlands, the National Trust's largest programme of work delivering our ambitions for the Natural Environment. The water environment includes rivers, coasts (the sea), lakes, wetlands, canals and reservoirs. The employee’s primary role will involve habitat creation and restoration in water environments. This will involve the use of green engineering techniques and working with natural processes.

  • Closing Date: 31/10/2019
  • Sector: Countryside Ecology
  • Role Type: Apprentice
  • Region: Anglia North West South
  • Posted: 16/10/2019

JOB: Trainee Outdoor Instructor

BE4: 14/1/20

LOC: Tunbridge Wells

PAY: Intermediate level apprenticeship

FOR: Bowles Rocks

Are you passionate about inspiring and developing young people? Train with a fantastic team at one of the UK’s leading outdoor centres. Bowles is a residential centre with first class facilities near Tunbridge Wells. A great entry into a career in high-quality outdoor education. Learn to engage, occupy and educate young people. Access our amazing facilities to learn new outdoor sports and grow existing skills. Gain nationally recognised qualifications. Learn from our experienced instructor team. Work hard and make a genuine contribution to a great charity. Live on site (for free!) and be a part of a great community. ASK: Full details at

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