Career development


Career development

Jump start your career in the environmental sector and make a lasting difference to our natural world.

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Get hands-on experience and gain that competitive edge

Learn new skills and gain experience within a friendly environmental organisation.

We're committed to investing in you. Many passionate and talented people want to pursue a career in conservation, but lack the necessary skills and experience to secure their first paid role. Our career development opportunities provide essential skills and experience through training and work-based learning. We offer training courses, work experience, work placements and a voluntary trainee scheme.

Please note our opportunities are only suitable to those over the age of 18. We do not always have the capacity to support learning opportunities however get in touch to find out more. 

My confidence and skills grew, I got my dream role as a result.
Katie Greenwood
Natural Wellbeing Project Manager

Work placement

We work very closely with Universities and Colleges within the area to offer work placements to students. Students can complete placements from anywhere between a few weeks and a full academic year. Students have completed placements in marketing & communications, conservation, planning and event management. Our work placement opportunities are advertised within the Colleges and Universities that we work with. 

Please note: Access to your own transport is necessary to complete a placement with us and we are unable to offer any support with accommodation.  

Work experience

Work experience is an excellent way to learn about working life, get hands-on experience in your potential career path and identify your skills and passions. We offer challenging and enjoyable work experience opportunities in our office as well as on nature reserves. 

Please note: We are only able to offer work experience in specific circumstances. Access to your own transport is necessary to complete work experience with us and we are unable to offer any support with accommodation.  

Register your interest

Please complete this form to register your interest. As we do not have any current positions available these will be stored until later on in the year.  We aim to provide an update on opportunities however if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of your interest being registered then please consider looking for other placements. We are always keen to offer learning experiences to students however this is not always possible for a variety of reasons. 

We appreciate your patience with this.

Please tick the box to indicate that you are over the age of 18. We are not able to offer placements to anyone under the age of 18. 
Please write a few details about the course you are on and what you hope to gain from this placement.
Please provide the date you wish to start the placement. If this isn't confirmed then please provide more information below. 
Please provide the date for which your placement will end. Again if this isn't confirmed then document more details below. 
Feel free to write anything else relevant to the placement. 
We will only contact you on this email with information relating to placement opportunities. 
We will only make contact with you to discuss placement opportunities.

Voluntary trainee scheme

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Training courses

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Volunteering at Cheshire Wildlife Trust is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through our project Natural Futures.