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Wild Talent - learn new skills with a Level 2 work-based Diploma in Environmental Conservation

Wild Talent - learn new skills with a Level 2 Work-Based Diploma in Environmenta

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?

Wild TalentTrain with Wild Talent. Salary £13,200 p.a. Tax free bursary

Full time for one year. Closing date: 6.00pm Friday 8th July 2016.

Location: Across Greater London - based in south and west

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 written course 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 (if you are not sure about this point just call/email us and give us your postcode and we will check for you) 

If you are not sure if you can apply for this training, or for more information, please get in touch with Helen Wallis on

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How to apply for Wild Talent

To apply, please read the Wild Talent specification which is available to download below and submit a completed application form and candidate details form.  

Please return the completed application form and candidate details form to: Wild Talent recruitment, London Wildlife Trust, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2AF or email to with 'WildTalent application' in the subject line. 


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