Keeping it Wild Traineeships

Keeping it Wild Traineeships

Young people on the Keeping it Wild programme credit Penny Dixie

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, with a focus on digital media production about your local green spaces and LWT nature reserves;
  • 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
  • Surveying and monitoring
  • Community engagement and environmental education
  • Work readiness, CV and job application training

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environment sector, we are keen to encourage applications from young people who identify with one of the following criteria: non-graduates, young people with SENDs or are from BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, young people living in an economically deprived area of London, and those who are at risk of social exclusion.

Applications are currently closed for the Traineeships, however we will be recruiting our next cohort this Summer. Sign up for our mailing list to hear about new opportunities first. 

What's a Traineeship like?

Trainee Dan gives us a sneak peak...

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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: