Apprenticeships and Interns

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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 Opportunities  Unpaid or expenses only posts, available on full, part time and odd day basis

Practical Workdays Details of organisations offering opportunities to help with a specific task on one or two days.

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Peatland Placement - Cumbria Wildlife Trust

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to spend a sandwich placement with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and our Peatlands Team.

A diverse and exciting opportunity to champion peatlands and take part in leading innovative conservation works to support nature’s recovery. You’ll gain skills and experience in environmental management whilst exploring and learning on some of our most remote sites.

Wildlife Ranger Apprenticeship - Forestry and Land Scotland

Logo: Forestry and Land Scotland

Salary: £21,479

Contractual hours: 37

Basis: Full time

We are delighted to be offering six Wildlife Ranger Apprenticeships based in the following regions for enthusiastic people who have an interest in joining our Wildlife Management team: Newton Stewart (South Region); New Galloway/Castle Douglas (South Region); Golspie (North Region); West Calder (Central Region); Lochgilphead (West Region); Oban or Fort William (West Region)

The primary purpose of the Wildlife Management team is to protect the Scotland’s National Forest and Land from negative impacts caused by deer and other herbivores. We also work with the wider team to deliver conservation actions including habitat and species management whilst ensuring all wildlife management activities are undertaken following industry best practice, FLS policies and relevant legislation all of which form part of the learning and development role.

Countryside Ranger Apprentice - North York Moors National Park Authority

Logo: North York Moors National Park Authority

Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire

We are now looking for a Countryside Ranger Apprentice to join us on a full-time basis at our Danby Lodge National Park Centre.

If you are keen on a career working within the environmental sector, this is the unmissable stepping-stone you have been waiting for!

Not only is it a chance to get the kind of real experience and genuine support that can help you choose exactly where you want to go next, but you will also be receiving the training to build a core set of skills that will make you attractive to any future employers.

Marine Futures North Sea Interns x2 Assistant Conservation Officers - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Logo: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Salary: £20,000 pa pro-rata

Duration: Full-time (35 hrs per week) fixed-term for 6 months from June – December 2023.

Location: Horncastle, Lincolnshire

The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Interns will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help direct and shape their future career ambitions. This internship programme is funded by The Crown Estate and project managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust as part of the North Sea Wildlife Trust Programme. The other partners include Ørsted and Natural England. Each partner organisation provides opportunities for the interns to develop skills in specialist areas including, marine restoration, marine conservation advice, marine policy, marine advocacy, sustainable fisheries and development including the renewable energy developments.

Stone-Waller Apprentice - Bradgate Park Trust

Logo: Bradgate Park Trust

This is a new post at Bradgate Park Trust in Leicestershire. Comprised of 1,200 acres of incredibly unique landscape, it is one of the finest remaining examples of ancient parkland in Leicestershire. With a diverse range of habitats and a significant collection of ancient oaks, the Park is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its ecological, geological, and archaeological significance to the local area.

With 16 miles of walls to repair, the Trust is working in with the Lottery-funded Charnwood Landscape Partnership to create a 2-year Stone Waller Apprentice position.

River Intern - Severn Rivers Trust

Here at Severn Rivers Trust, we are excited to be launching an incredible career-building opportunity for three River Interns over the next year. We are seeking one River Intern in the northern reaches of the Severn catchment, one River Intern in the southern reaches of the Severn catchment and one River Intern for Communications (home based, with some travel to our office and river sites).

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