Nature Conservation Traineeship UK (Recruiting for 2021)

Ambios Ltd

Totnes, United Kingdom

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Activity description

12 week nature conservation traineeships (not volunteering) in South West England, ideal for final year undergraduates, Masters students or recent graduates. This is a self funded practical course and/or Erasmus+ funding is available, this is not a volunteering position. The Ambios traineeships provide the foundation skills required for a career in nature conservation along with a comprehensive insight into working in the sector. Trainees are based at Lower Sharpham Farm, Devon - where they will live and work with a team of fellow trainees as well as working with a range of conservation organizations from our extensive network. The traineeship can count toward university credits. Placements include field trips to local conservation sites; biodiversity assessments, practical skills in wildlife survey; techniques for the management of rural skills landscapes; employability & language skills. Volunteering/EVS/ECS also available www.ambios.net COVID-19 update -still recruiting for OCT

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Our ‘cabin’ has 8 single bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/lounge with wood burner. This accommodation is part of our working care farm, managed for biodiversity and learning. It is comfortable and sits amongst the trees, hedgerows, surrounded by idyllic countryside with spectacular views of the River Dart. This is a secure and tranquil place for relaxing between learning sessions. All meals are provided from local produce (direct from our farm where possible) with special dietary requirements catered for on request. We have a Yurt and an open plan office with internet access.

Training during the activity

We like to follow the interests of individual learners when we can and therefore the exact content may vary. There are 5 main areas of learning, grouped under the headings; UK biodiversity in context, UK wildlife surveys and habitat and species monitoring, Applied conservation management, Research projects and community work, Education and widening participation. The learning pathways weave its way through these subject areas to deliver a quality unique and work focused experience.

Participant profile

We are looking for people that are sincerely interested in nature conservation/wildlife/environment/natural world and want to use this opportunity as a platform into the job market or as an insight into the different experiences available. People should be hard working, socially aware, happy to share space and work with a wide mix of people. A love of the outdoors is a must. English language skills required: intermediate level. We provide excellent language support to help those who need more confidence with their language skills.

Activity dates

A total of 12 week(s) during the period 01/07/2020 to 31/03/2023


Activity location

Lower Sharpham Barton Farm, Ashprington, TQ9 7DX Totnes United Kingdom


Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories


Activity topics

Environment and natural protection


Deadline for applications

No application deadline