Frequently Asked Questions

Fencing work at Glendun

About my application

Is it better for me to send a written or to send in a film?
All applications will be treated equally. We are only interested in your answers to the questions and not your film-making skills or artistic ability.

Do you need my CV so you can know a bit about my work experience?
No, we will only look at your answers to the questions.

Do I need to attach a cover letter?
A cover letter is not needed - we will only assess the answers to the 4 questions and need your contact details and nothing else attached to the application.

About the placement

Will I be employed by Ulster Wildlife after my placement?
Your training contract with Ulster Wildlife lasts for 1 year. After this year you will have completed your training and gained excellent experience to help you with your future career. Ulster Wildlife will provide mentoring and assistance during the year to help you gain employment in the sector and you may also be eligible to apply for our register of casual guides.

What will the part-time hours of work be?
The 21-hour part-time post will be a 9 am start to 4.30pm finish on three days of the week. We can adopt a level of flexibility in agreeing which three days you would work based on other commitments you may have, ie another part-time job or training course, and take into consideration the work plans of the Ulster Wildlife teams.

Will I be given support to find employment?
During your training contract we will provide advice on the types of organisations and roles that you would be suited for and towards the end of your training contract we mentor you in finding the best places to look for environmental jobs to suit you, and will also provide support with job applications. You may also be eligible to apply for Ulster Wildlife’s register of casual guides.

Will Ulster Wildlife give me a reference?
In line with our reference policy, we will provide references i.e. confirming your placement with us, dates and position, when these are requested by a future prospective employer.

My question is not answered here, what should I do?
If you cannot find the answer to your question either here or on the website then please telephone the Training Coordinator on 028 9046 3114 or email at sheila.lyons@ulsterwildlife.org and she will answer your query.