Develop your EcoSkills

EcoSkills TraineesAre you a graduate wanting to gain experience in wildlife conservation? Do you fancy being part of Moor than meets the eye and joining our friendly team here at East Dartmoor for a whole year? Then this could be the opportunity for you...

We're hosting a year-long structured training programme for 4 graduate volunteers who want to consolidate their skills and knowledge in applied conservation management. More information available here:https://www.gov.uk/…/conservation-assistant-candidate-pack-…

Deadline midday February 8th 2016. Contact linda.corkerton@naturalengland.org.uk  for more information.

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Are you looking to get into nature conservation work?

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EcoSkills-Conservation Assistants

A training programme for new graduates (or industrial placement students) to develop their vocational experience. Trainees will be offered a year’s tailored formal training that includes key vocational qualifications (e.g. for chainsaw and pesticides application) as well as the opportunity to obtain a Dartmoor Diploma in Landscape Conservation level II or III. Although the traineeships will be on a voluntary basis, a small bursary will be awarded to help with travel and subsistence costs.

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Last update: 01 Feb 2016 3:07pm