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.

Rye Harbour Trainee Ranger - Sussex Wildlife Trust

Logo: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Salary: £20,820.80 pa

Hours: 35 hrs per week

Contract Type: Fixed Term to 14/03/2025.

Location: Rye Harbour, Rye Harbour Road, Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7FW

This is an exciting opportunity for a trainee ranger to join our Nature Reserves Team and the successful candidate will follow an established training plan including modules in conservation, ecology, grazing and community engagement.. The role is designed to help the successful candidate develop the skills required to gain employment in the conservation sector whilst supporting the Sussex Wildlife Trust to deliver effective action for wildlife on its nature reserves. You will gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in the conservation/environmental field including recognised qualifications and training in skills such as chainsaw, brushcutter, off-road driving, forestry first aid and Level 2 forest school leadership.

Ure Connected Project Intern - Lower Ure Conservation Trust

Paid Position

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to assist with the delivery of our two-and-a-half-year National Lottery Heritage Fund project ‘Ure Connected – Engaging People with Nature in the Lower Ure Valley’. The project’s aim is to increase capacity for nature conservation and restoration on undermanaged Priority Habitats in the area while also increasing engagement with the local community.

Based primarily at Nosterfield Nature Reserve, you will carry out a variety of tasks, taking in aspects of both practical conservation and community engagement.

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