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...
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:
Discovering my local wild place - Coombe Wood Gardens by Keeping it Wild Trainee Eden
Coombe Wood Gardens is a two-in-one site with gardens and wood. The three main gardens flower in different seasons so there’s always…
Learning the importance of wetlands by Keeping it Wild Trainee Lauren
When we think of climate issues our societal focus usually revolves around energy, waste and agriculture which can overshadow one of our…
My Favourite Wild Place by Keeping it Wild Trainee Eden
As a Keeping it Wild Trainee based in South London, I've visited a range of nature reserves, to help facilitate a connection…
Celebrating and Exploring International Volunteers Day this 5th December by Keeping it Wild Trainee Max
Every year on the 5th December, International Volunteers Day raises awareness of the millions of people across the world who have been…
All about soil by Keeping it Wild Trainee Zoe
Hello friendly reader, and welcome Zoe’s guided soil tour. Let’s take a dig in. Get it dig, as in soil.....
Protecting wildlife during fireworks season by Keeping it Wild Trainee Eden
Fireworks can be an exciting part of cold autumn nights in early November. This year in lockdown record numbers of fireworks are being…
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.