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Applied Ecology Student Placement

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is an agency of Forestry Commission (FC) and is tasked with managing the national forest estate (9% of Scotland’s landmass) on behalf of Scottish Ministers. On the 1st of April 2019 FES will become a new executive agency of the Scottish Government called Forestry & Land Scotland.

Job title:  Applied Ecology Student Placement

Responsible to:  Species Ecologist

Department:  Forest Enterprise Scotland, Environment Team

Location:   Inverness

Duration:  12 weeks, 37 hours per week; June – August 2019

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Wildlife Trainees (Ecology) x2

If you're looking for your first paid role in conservation but don't have the skills and experience employers are looking for yet, why not have a look at our BBOWT Wildlife Traineeships? Whether you are starting out in your career or looking for a different direction, our Traineeships offer excellent opportunities to gain the vital skills and experience needed to gain paid employment in the conservation sector. BBOWT carries out ecological monitoring at over 80 nature reserves, spanning more than 2,500 hectares. As an Ecology Trainee based at our Head Office in Littlemore you will gain employer-valued practical experience and learn from the Ecology Team surveying and monitoring the wildlife and habitats on the Trust’s nature reserves, carrying out Water Vole surveys and monitoring mink activity. For more information about the roles and an application form please visit our website ( Closing date: 9am on Friday 1st February 2019.