Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Wildlife Skills Trainee Scheme 

A new training programme ‘Wild Paths’ has been awarded £501,100 of National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), under its Skills for the Future programme, allowing five Wildlife Trusts in the South West to train 30 aspiring conservationists from 2018 - 2020

Applications for 2018's Wildlife Trainee scheme is now closed, thank you to everyone who applied - we will let you know more about our new trainees soon. There will be another chance to apply for the traineeships in 2019, so keep a look out here for more opportunities next year. 

Wildlife Trainees from 2016 - 2017 

Previously a similar programme called Wildlife Skills ran from 2014 and 2017, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and aspiring conservationists came to Somerset Wildlife Trust to benefit the county's community and wildlife and gain the skills they needed to get a job in the conservation sector - you can see our trainees from 2016-2017 below and what they got up to during the programme.  

Adam Llewellyn

Practical Conservation Trainee 

Freya Morgan

Community Engagement Trainee, 

Phil Freya

Find out about Adam's experience here.

Find out about Freya's experience here.


Phil Bruss

Practical Conservation Trainee

Stephanie Wheeler

Community Engagement Trainee



Find out about Phil's experience here. Find out about Steph's experience here.


For more information on our previous Wildlife Trainees, click here.