Keeping it Wild Traineeships

Keeping it Wild Traineeships

The Keeping it Wild Traineeship offers a unique opportunity for young people aged between 16-25 to undertake a full-time, paid, three-month vocational traineeship based at one of our nature reserves.

Spend time working with the London Wildlife Trust team, learning valuable practical skills in urban nature conservation, community engagement, media/journalism, and communications. You’ll also have the chance to shape and influence how the Trust works with young people in the future.  

Keeping it Wild Trainees will have the opportunity to gain the following accreditations:

  • OCN Level 2 accreditation in Media and Journalism (Preparation for Employment in the Creative and Digital Industry) 
  • John Muir Award – an environmental award scheme
  • First Aid training (Emergency First Aid at Work) certificate

In addition, Trainees will develop a broad range of skills required in the conservation sector:

  • Practical conservation & nature reserve management
  • Community engagement and environmental education
  • Work readiness, CV and job application training

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environment sector, we particularly welcome applications from young people who meet at least one of the following:  

  • Young people who are non-graduates,   

  • Young people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic communities,  

  • Young people living in economically deprived areas in London 

We also welcome applicants who may have SENDs (special educational needs and disabilities). Trainees will need to be able to work independently and without 1-2-1 supervision. 

What's a Traineeship like?

Trainee Dan gives us a sneak peak...

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Recruitment for Traineeships is currently closed. In the meantime why not check out what the current Trainees are up to over on our Instagram feed, and catch their takeovers saved on our Highlights, or read some of their thoughts on our blog pages:


Some people say that jobs are a stepping stone, but this
was more like a trampoline – it will open so many
doors for a career in conservation.
Keeping it Wild Trainee
KiW Filming Day in SHW

Credit Jamie Singleton

Our Trainees so far: