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Wild Talent - learning new skills with London Wildlife Trust

Wild Talent - learning new skills with London Wildlife Trust

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?

If you are 18 or over and live in London, you could be eligible for Wild Talent - a paid, one year traineeship with London Wildlife Trust. This work-based, practical training also involves some written work and leads to a Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Environmental Conservation.

The Wild Talent project has been specifically funded to challenge the barriers that exclude some people from working in environmental conservation. Wild Talent aims to address skill shortages in the nature conservation sector and increase the diversity of our workforce. 

Wild Talent trainees will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Work-based Diploma in Environmental Conservation (City & Guilds)
  • Professional certificates in chainsaw usage and pesticide application

In addition to these qualifications, trainees will develop a broad range of skills required in the conservation sector:

  • Practical conservation & reserve management
  • Surveying and monitoring
  • Community engagement and education

To be eligible for Wild Talent you need to be at least 18, living in London and either:  

  • in receipt of benefits

  • or without higher education qualifications (such as a degree)

  • or from a black or minority ethnic group

  • or from an economically deprived area in London (just tell us your postcode and we can check for you) 

If you are not sure if you can apply for this training, just get in touch with us. 

For more information contact Helen Wallis on 07964 951 991 /

Applications for 2015-2016 are now closed. We will be recruiting again in summer 2016.