As part of the Keeping it Wild project, 4 x paid traineeships are offered to young people aged 16-25.
Trainees will be based at various London Wildlife Trust nature reserves across the capital. There is a tax free bursary of £4,095 for 3 months.
Apply by 24 August 2020.
There are full time placements from 28 September to 18 December 2020 and trainees will have the opportunity to work at a range of London Wildlife Trust sites and there also will be desk-based working from home.
Keeping it Wild trainees will have the opportunity to gain the following accreditations:
• OCN Level 2 accreditation in Media and Journalism (Preparation for Employment in the Creative and Digital Industry)
• John Muir Award – an environmental award scheme.
• First Aid training (Emergency First Aid at Work) certificate
In addition, trainees will develop a broad range of skills required in the conservation sector:
• Practical conservation & nature reserve management
• Surveying and monitoring
• Community engagement and environmental education
• Work readiness, CV and job application training
In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environment sector, London Wildlife Trust particularly welcome applications from young people who meet at least one of the following:
• Young people who are non-graduates
• Young people from BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian or minority ethnic)
• Young people living in economically deprived areas in London
They also welcome applicants who may have SENDs (special educational needs and disabilities). Trainees will need to be able to work independently and without 1-2-1 supervision.