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Ecology Trainees - Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

If you want to work in the environmental sector but lack the experience to land your first job, an unpaid Traineeship with BBOWT may be just what you need. As an Ecology Trainee you will gain valuable experience by supporting the Biodiversity team surveying wildlife and habitats on a range of sites.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

As an Ecology Trainee you will support the Biodiversity team surveying and monitoring the wildlife and habitats on the Trust’s nature reserves. You will also assist the Trust’s Water Vole Recovery Project by carrying out Water Vole surveys and monitoring mink activity. Office-based tasks will involve the management of survey data with an emphasis on data entry. Trainees committing to the full 12 months will have the opportunity to undertake survey data analysis.

You will have extensive internal training and a budget (subject to confirmation) for external training courses and have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Limited travel expenses are available. Over 80% of our previous Wildlife Trainees have jobs in the industry.

Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable; please see the Role Description for a full list of essential and desirable criteria.

A commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Required days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am - 5pm. The successful applicants will be asked to start their traineeship mid-March 2018 and will be based at BBOWT’s Oxford office in Littlemore.

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Closing date: 2 February 2018