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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Countryside Worker Apprentice - North York Moors National Park Authority
Based in either Castleton or Helmsley
You will be paid a training allowance of £9,539 in year 1 and this will increase considerably as you go into year two.
The apprenticeship is for an initial period of 2 years
North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are working together to offer fantastic apprenticeship opportunities thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a great chance for you to develop practical countryside skills, working as part of a team, alongside the railway and in the rest of the National Park.
Forestry Intern - The Heart of England Forest
Salary £19,344 p/a plus benefits
Fixed term contract – 1 year
This training role is ideal for a budding forester early in their career wishing to develop a wide range of forestry skills, experience and competencies for career progression. Ideally suited for someone starting or changing to a career in forestry as no experience is necessary, but a clear need and commitment to the environment must be demonstrated. This is a unique role which will give the successful candidate an opportunity to grow and shape England’s largest new native broadleaf woodland, whilst gaining practical experience on the job.