Wildlife Trainee (Ecology)

If you want to work in the environmental sector but lack the experience to land your first job, an unpaid Traineeship with BBOWT may be just what you need.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

As an Ecology Trainee you will support the Biodiversity team surveying and monitoring the wildlife and habitats on the Trust’s nature reserves. You will also assist the Trust’s Water Vole Recovery Project by carrying out Water Vole surveys and monitoring mink activity. Office-based tasks will involve the management of survey data with an emphasis on data entry. Trainees committing to the full 12 months will have the opportunity to undertake survey data analysis.

You will have extensive internal training and a budget (subject to confirmation) for external training courses and have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Limited travel expenses are available. Over 80% of our previous Wildlife Trainees have jobs in the industry.

Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable.

A commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Required days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am – 5pm. The successful applicants will be asked to start their traineeship mid-March 2018 and will be based at BBOWT’s Oxford office in Littlemore.

How to Apply

For an application form and more information please visit our website. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 2nd February 2018, 5pm.

There will be a short interview at Littlemore, Oxford.

Start date: March 2018.

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Key Information


Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level


Ecology, Nature & Wildlife


Littlemore, Oxford, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

2nd February 2018 at 5:00pm