Have you always wanted to work with nature? Do you want to protect wildlife and the environment? Do you have a passion for connecting local communities with the world around them?

If you have answered yes to all of the above then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

We’re delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide new training opportunities under the HLF Skills for the Future programme.

We want to attract people from all walks of life into the natural heritage sector no previous related qualifications are required

This funding will support our ongoing commitment to training and allow us to open up the opportunity for a career in the nature conservation sector to a wider range of people.

There’s a skills gap in our sector and this project has enabled Ulster Wildlife to develop a comprehensive training programme to ensure more skilled people will be available to work in the natural heritage sector.

We will be offering six traineeships, each year, over the next three years. Three land focused and three seas focused.

Trainees will receive -

  • comprehensive training programme including a range of practical natural heritage skills
  • support from a dedicated mentor
  • industry recognised accreditation when you complete
  • a training bursary of £10,200 for the full-time, 52 week programme

Many passionate and talented people want to pursue a career in nature conservation, but lack skills and experience that can only be gained in a work setting.

We want to attract people from all walks of life into the natural heritage sector previous qualifications are not required. A passion and enthusiasm for nature and the natural world and a commitment to learn new skills is most important.

This scheme is open to all but if you are under 25 or over 40 without a third-level qualification in an environmental subject, we’re particularly interested in hearing from you.

Click on the links above to find out more.

2015/16 Applications are now closed.