Conservation Careers - Wild Youth Hub

Kickstarting your conservation career

Finding work in the nature conservation sector may feel daunting, difficult or inaccessible. On this page, we've collated bitesize advice, tips and tricks to help you kickstart your career in the nature conservation and environmental sector.  

This resource has been developed in collaboration with young people who have been involved in the Keeping it Wild project and aims to demystify the conservation jobs sector for young people, give advice on how to get your first job in the sector, outline jobs that are out there, and provide real-life experience from a range of people, including former trainees and staff at the Trust. 


Click on the links below to view the content

  1. Conservation Careers - An Animated Guide
  2. Hear from our Keeping it Wild Trainees - their advice on standing out in the sector
  3. Hear from our London Wildlife Trust staff - what their career journey was and what advice they can share
  4. Useful links and documents

Conservation Careers - An Animated Guide by Andrew Dixon, a member of the Keeping it Wild Young People's Forum

Keeping it Wild Trainee Bobbi

Hear from our Trainees

We asked some of our former Keeping it Wild Trainees about their experience breaking into the conservation sector and what advice they'd give.

A chat with Zoe Opiah, former Keeping it Wild Trainee about conservation careers. 


A chat with Dan Snell, former Keeping it Wild Trainee about conservation careers. 

A chat with Charlie Nwanodi, former Keeping it Wild Trainee about conservation careers. 

Staff at Kidbrooke Village

Staff at Kidbrooke Village credit Hayley Bray

Hear from our staff

We asked members of London Wildlife Trust staff from a range of departments about their career journey. They also gave some useful advice on how to stand out when applying for jobs in the conservation sector. 

A chat with Chantelle Lindsay, Great North Wood Project Officer at London Wildlife Trust. 

A chat with Edwin Malins, Nature Reserves Manager at London Wildlife Trust.

A chat with Rosie Whicheloe, Landscape Ecologist at London Wildlife Trust. 


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