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
- 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 particularly welcome applications from young people who meet at least one of the following:
Young people who are non-graduates,
Young people from BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian or minority ethnic),
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...
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:
The Marvellous Moth! By Keeping it Wild trainee Omar
For many, moths are seen as simply too plain to catch the eye in a fast-paced city where flashiness and bright colours are synonymous…
Why I love birding Birding Blog by Keeping it Wild Trainee Frankie
Hi everyone, my name is Frankie and I welcome you to my birding blog, here I’ll talk to you about my time bird watching and show you…
Learning about Lichen by Keeping it Wild Trainee Robert
Have you ever seen a rock or bit of wood that looks like it has gone a bit mouldy? Chances are it is covered in lichen! Today, let’s…
Can London be a National Park? By Keeping it Wild Trainee Sebastian
Did you know that London is almost 50% green and blue space? Can the city rebrand its urban environment as a National Park to create a…
Foxes: Friend or Foe? By Keeping it Wild Trainee Robert
Often portrayed as cunning thieves that are up to nothing but trouble, are foxes really that bad or have we been a bit harsh on our…
Be an amateur photographer with me by Keeping it Wild Trainee Charlie
I’ve always been interested in capturing wildlife moments through photography and one of my personal goals for this Traineeship was to…
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.