Trainee Scheme

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Wild flower spotting, Priestcliffe Lees 

Our trainee scheme is an excellent opportunity to spend up to a year working alongside our team and volunteers, developing key professional skills to help take that first step in to your chosen career.

Trainee  placements require anywhere between 2-5 days a week and can last between 6 months to 12 months, which will be agreed upon from the onset of the trainee role, there are a variety of roles available across a diverse range of teams.

The scheme is currently closed for applications please keep checking for updates regarding when the scheme will reopen.



Let us tell you more...

We can help you develop experience in...

We can help you develop experience in:

  • Practical habitat and site management
  • Species identification
  • Implementing site management plans
  • Co-organising and lead volunteer work parties
  • Planning and leading guided walks, educational visits and events
  • Assisting with aspects of grazing, including fencing, moving cattle and stock checking
  • Office and administration
  • Team work
  • Project Management

Will it just be me or are there others?

Our voluntary trainee roles are part of a wider rolling programme of traineeships offered by the Trust – you will be part of a team of voluntary trainees.

What expenses will be covered?

All our trainees are offered an internal programme of training, development and support as well as a budget for external training.

We also offer a contribution towards daily out-of-pocket travel expenses to our voluntary trainees.

Great! How do I apply?

The Voluntary Trainee Scheme is currently closed for applications, due to the current situation with COVID-19 it is unknown when the scheme will reopen, but please keep checking for updates.

If you have any questions that haven't been answered here then please contact Alex on 


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