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, 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...
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 wildlife at Walthamstow Wetlands with camera traps by Keeping it Wild Trainee Shahnoor
During my time as a Trainee at Walthamstow Wetlands I had the opportunity to learn how and why we use camera traps at the nature reserve…
Learning how to learn again by Keeping it Wild Trainee Shahnoor
My time as a Keeping it Wild Trainee at Walthamstow Wetlands has been great as I've been given the opportunity to experience so…
The wonders of spring by Keeping it Wild Trainee Bobbi
We're well into March now and spring is upon us in London. During my time as a Trainee, I’ve had the pleasure of working outside…
Keeping it Wild this half-term with Cassie, a London Youth Delivery Officer
I was lucky enough to spend every day of the half-term week outside with the fabulous team from the London Wildlife Trust delivering our…
London's feathered friends by Keeping it Wild Trainee Ishmael
From first glance, it may seem like London can only be a habitat for birds which thrive in built up areas. Pigeons, for example, have…
Forgotten eels by Keeping it Wild Trainee Lee
In Melanesian mythology, a mysterious, huge serpent-like fish lives at the bottom of lakes. Known as Abaia, it considers all the…
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.