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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Please remember to contact only the organisation or person mentioned in the ASK section and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS. Explanation of headings here.

Ranger (Kickstart placement) - Magdalen Environmental Trust

6 - month job, working 25 hours per week.

We are pleased to present this opportunity for a young person eligible for the Kickstart programme, as part of our new Rewilding programme.

The main duties are: Maintain and mow / strim paths; Maintain accessibility; Maintenance of low ropes course, gates, steps, outdoor education spaces etc; Monitor wildlife signs and levels in the river; Soil testing; Removal of invasive species such as Himalayan balsam; Installation of nest boxes and other habitat features.

Leysdown Trust Trainees x 2 - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Contract – Fixed Term for 18 months

Hours – 35.00 per week

Salary - £13,173.16 per annum minimum wage plus accommodation offset

We are pleased to continue the very successful trainee scheme funded by The Vera Dalley Lederman Scholarship and Environmental Training Programme. The Trust is working in partnership with the Leysdown Conservation Trust to provide an opportunity for 2 individuals to gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in the conservation/environmental field.

Heritage Trainee, Rye Harbour - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Hours: 35.00 per week

Salary: £8.91 per hour

Sussex Wildlife Trust is pleased to be able to offer a 12-month traineeship funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is the first of three trainee posts available during the Discover Rye Harbour three year project, The trainee will gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in both the conservation and environmental education field, at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Discovery Centre.

Kickstart Scheme - Trainee Assistant Ranger (Stover Country Park) - Devon County Council

Logo: Devon County Council

Salary: £17,842 per annum (pro rata)

Appointment: Part Time

Job Term: Fixed

Location: Teignbridge

Fixed Term 26 weeks contract

This trainee position provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and experience working as part of the Ranger Team at Stover Country Park and Local Nature Reserve. You will assist with the practical habitat management and routine maintenance of the Country Park.

Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Graduate Trainee - Lancashire County Council

Logo: Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership

Salary: £18,933 - 19,698

Fixed term position to 29th October 2022

Based in Clitheroe

Are you a recent graduate looking for good, paid work experience? Keen to work outdoors and interested in supporting volunteers and communities through practical environmental activity? Are you interested in interpreting heritage and landscape for visitors, both on-site and using digital tools?

If you can say 'yes' to all of the above, then we'd like to hear from you.