Training the conservationists of the future

Walsall, West Midlands
£9,000 bursary
23 Nov 2021
17 Jan 2022
Job Ref
Natural Prospects
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Training the conservationists of the future

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and Black Country are entering their final year of recruitment for their innovative traineeship programme. 
Natural Prospects is designed to challenge the barriers to working in the environmental conservation sector and targets residents from Birmingham and the Black Country aged over 18 with a passion for working in nature. The programme offers trainees practical, hands-on experience whilst gaining a City and Guilds Level 2 Work Based Certificate in Environmental Conservation along with a £9,000 bursary.

Recruitment is now live for a total of 8 passionate trainees to join the Natural Prospects traineeship in April 2022. The closing date for applications is 17th January 2022 and interviews will be held in February 2022. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a free taster day before applying. 

The 8 trainee roles:
· 1 trainee will join Birmingham City Council at Lickey Hills
· 1 trainee will join Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council at Walsall Arboretum
· 1 trainee will join Wolverhampton City Council at Pendeford Mill
· 2 trainees will join The Wildlife Trust’s conservation team
· 1 trainee will join The Wildlife Trust’s Education and Engagement team
· With funding from The Green Recovery Challenge Fund, an additional 2 trainees will join the Love Your River Stour project as River Engagement Trainee and River Restoration Trainee
More information on eligibility for the Natural Prospects traineeship, details of upcoming taster days and how to apply can be found at


Note - These opportunities are offered by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and Black Country.