University summer placement scheme

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Please note that applications for 2019 placements are now closed.

Placement opportunities for 2020 will open for applicants next Spring.

We are now offering a brand new programme for university students and graduates as part of the Growing Confident project for 11-25 year olds.

You will be based at Shropshire WIldlife Trust for 4 weeks during August, to experience real life working within the environmental sector and to broaden your career path routes in your next stage of employment.

Examples of the work you will be involved in includes:

*NEW TO THE SCHEME* Using conservation sniffer dogs for wildlife detection

Pine marten project

Curlew project

Conservation grazing

Habitat monitoring

Wildlife law and legislation

Work within our communications and marketing team

Involvement with national campaigns

A programme timetable is available to download below. Please note this timetable is flexible depending on the successful applicants requirements.


What will I learn?

Our placement scheme offers a range of personal development opportunities in key areas:

Project management skills

Managing volunteers

Explore work related roles

Communications skills

Enhance your knowledge about the sector

Species identification skills

Practical based experience

Wildlife law & legislations

Data & mapping skills

Warden roles  


For more information, please email Tom Howells

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Need accommodation?

Accommodation details

If your application is successful and you require a place to stay, we can arrange local self-catered accommodation (with en-suite) at Mardol House student accommodation in Shrewsbury town centre. The total cost of accommodation for the 4 week stay would be £490 (food not included).

To find out more about this option, please email Tom Howells