Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Wild Futures Traineeship

A contract position, £9,000 Full Time Position, One Year

Somerset Wildlife Trust has 3 training placements available from 1st July 2016 for enthusiastic and highly motivated people interested in a career in wildlife conservation.

The 3 positions are:

  • Practical conservation (x2)
  • Volunteer and community engagement

The positions are aimed at people interested in pursuing a career in the conservation sector and who are looking to gain experience and skills in their chosen field. No formal educational qualifications or previous training is required but applicants will be expected to be enthusiastic for their chosen role, show a desire and dedication to learn new skills and gain experience and demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team.

The posts will be based at a variety of Somerset Wildlife Trust offices and will involve time spent on nature reserves and natural sites across the county. Accommodation is not offered as part of any of the positions and trainees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and transport to work bases.

A bursary of £750 a month will be paid to trainees with a further completion payment also payable. There is no salaried position offered on completion of the programme.

To find out more about the positions and apply, please visit or ring Somerset Wildlife Trust on  01823 652400 or Rachel Janes on 01305 264620


Our preferred method of receiving applications is through the online application form here.

Applications are invited in other formats that the applicant feels best demonstrates their personality and enthusiasm for the positions, this might include video, slideshow, letter or email. Please note that all applications must include all the information requested in the online application.

Or please send your application to: Somerset Wildlife Trust, 34 Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5AW

If you would like a hard copy of the application form sent to you, please email or call 01823 652400

Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 29th April 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to a selection day on Wednesday 18th May 2016. The training programme will start on Wednesday 1st July 2016. Unfortunately we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates.