Keeping it Wild Traineeship (x4)

Keeping it Wild Traineeship (x4)

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 up to 30 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.

Traineeship at Walthamstow Wetlands

Traineeship with London Wildlife Trust

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, London Wildlife Trust will be working closely with London Youth and Headliners (UK).

Closing date: Thursday 4th April 2019 at 12 noon

Interview date: Tuesday, 9th April

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 film 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

training programme at Walthamstow Wetlands

natural heritage at walthamstow wetlands

Contact details:

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

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.

 You can read more about the project here