Keeping it Wild Traineeships x3

London Wildlife Trust

Bursary of £4,096 for three months (paid in monthly instalments)

Paid • Full Time • Temporary 020 7261 0447

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 12th August 2019  

Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? Are you practically minded and willing to learn new skills? Have you thought about a career in nature conservation?

The Keeping it Wild Traineeships offer a unique opportunity for young people aged between 16-25 to undertake a full-time, paid, three month vocational traineeship based at one of our reserves, where you'll spend time working with the London Wildlife Trust team, learning valuable practical skills in urban nature conservation, community engagement, media/journalism and communications. You’ll also have the chance to shape and influence how the Trust works with young people in the future.

Keeping it Wild is a three-year project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in natural heritage, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wild spaces. Over the next three years the project will enable the Trust, and other partner organisations such as the John Muir Trust, to inspire more young people to care about, and protect, wildlife and wild spaces. Alongside John Muir Trust, LWT will be working closely with London Youth and Headliners (UK).You can read more about the project here: 

Keeping it Wild trainees will have the opportunity to gain the following accreditations:

  • OCN Level 2 accreditation in Media and Journalism, with a focus on digital media production about your local green spaces and LWT nature reserves;
  • John Muir Award – an environmental award scheme.

In addition trainees will develop a broad range of skills required in the conservation sector:

  • Practical conservation & reserve management
  • Surveying and monitoring 
  • Community engagement and education 
  • Work readiness, CV and job application training 

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the natural heritage sector, there will be a strong focus on recruiting young people who are NEETs (not in employment, education or training), non-graduates, young people who have SENDs or are from BAME backgrounds and those who are at risk of social exclusion.

If you are not sure if you can apply for this training, or for more information, please get in touch with Emily Morshuis on

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form to

Closing date: Monday 12th August at 9am 
Interview date: Thursday 15th August 
Practical assessment day: Friday 16th August

Trainees will be required to undergo DBS (formerly CRB) criminal record check

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