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2 Traineeships: Conservation Trainee / Education Trainee

Salary: Bursary of £9000

Closing date: Friday 2nd February 2018

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

Job ref: TRAINEE18

We are looking for two trainees to jumpstart their career in the environmental sector – to make a long lasting impact on our natural world.

Conservation Trainee

Based at the Trust headquarters at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre on the outskirts of Coventry, the first trainee will be an important member of the Reserves and Community Engagement team. The trainee’s role will be primarily to build up their skills and confidence to ultimately lead regular volunteer work parties in conservation work on reserves throughout the county. He or she will also be involved in working with other members of the Trust on community, conservation and education projects and with corporate work parties.

Education Trainee

The People and Wildlife Trainee will join the Team based at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, near Coventry, and also be required to work at our centre at Brueton Park, Solihull. This role will grow to support the Environmental Education work of the Trust for a significant part of the placement. The trainee will be involved in delivering a range of activities, including environmental education sessions, holiday workshops and children’s parties and events. During the quieter season (November-January), the trainee will also be able to work across other areas of the Wildlife Trust and have the opportunity to get involved in practical conservation work.

The traineeship will give you the essential skills and experience to put you ahead in securing a career in environmental conservation or environmental education. So far, 90% of our previous trainees have gone on to secure roles in the sector, demonstrating the value of the positions and the uniqueness of the opportunity.

Skills you will learn include practical habitat management, ecological surveying, environmental education and the ability to engage with volunteers, young people and the public.

Each traineeship will last for one year and trainees will receive a bursary of £9000. As well as in-house training, you will be allocated a significant budget for external training which can be tailored to your needs. Positions available are within the Nature Reserves Team and the Environmental Education Team based at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Coventry.

Trainees will work towards achieving a Certificate in Work-based Environmental Conservation as part of their continued learning and development.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018, with interviews taking place across the week of the 12th of February 2018.

Please ensure you state which traineeship you are applying for on the application form. Please download and read the Traineeships document for more details. 


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Contact details:

To apply:

Please complete the application form and equal opportunities form available via the links above.

Send your completed forms via email to

Or by post marked “Private and confidential” to:

Clare Juland, Administrator, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 3GW.

Applications must reach us by 5pm 2nd February 2018. 

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