Nature Conservation Experience

A 12 week nature conservation traineeship in South West England, ideal for final year undergraduates, Masters students or recent graduates interested in a career in nature conservation.

The Ambios nature conservation traineeship provides the foundation skills required for a career in nature conservation along with a comprehensive insight into working in the conservation sector. Trainees are based at Lower Sharpham Farm in the picturesque Dart River Valley, Devon, where they will live and work with a team of fellow trainees as well as working with a range of conservation organizations from our extensive network. Erasmus funding is available.

The exact content of the 12 week training course can vary depending on the season, however we aim to provide an introduction to the UK conservation sector and comprehensive and thorough applied English language training. Placements include field trips to local conservation sites; biodiversity assessments, including practical skills in wildlife survey; techniques for the management of rural landscapes; and employability skills.  Alongside the practical work, trainees also focus on one of our applied research projects, with the option to look at either Badger (Meles meles) population/TB Vaccination Deployment, Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) longevity, spatial and temporal use of the farm by bat populations, bird survey data recording and analysis or using trail cameras for public engagement.  Data from these project can contribute to your degree modules.

We will also accept shorter/longer length of stays.

How to Apply

Please visit our website or contact Kate Davy by e-mail at katedavy@ambios.net or by telephone on 01803732747.

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

2nd October 2017 at 9:00am

Cost:

£200/week

Organisation:

Ambios

Type:

Full Time

Sectors:

Countryside & Land Management, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Devon, United Kingdom

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