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Paid student placements, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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WWT– Paid Student Placements


The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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Job description

Looking for hands on conservation experience? From wetland reserve management, animal husbandry and cutting-edge science – discover the wonder of wetlands with one of our student placement opportunities. Unleash your potential alongside the transformative power of wetlands!

Who are we?

We’re WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife. We’re on a mission to restore wetlands because they are a wondrous solution to the problems our world faces. Together we will unlock their power – and help nature burst back to life and enrich our lives. Because when wetlands flourish, all life will flourish. These placements offer an unparalleled chance to learn more about the impact of wetlands and our work.

What will you gain?

At WWT, we know that people are instrumental. And you are the future conservationists who will lead the way.  Our learning and development student placements are designed to give you the experience and skills you need to take the next steps in your career.We Offer:

  • Bespoke training programmes, dependant on your role

  • Technical knowledge in your chosen field

  • Experience of the workplace, enhancing your CV

  • Wetland conservation focus

  • Paid Opportunities

Our Placements

We are offering placement opportunities across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland and across many fields such as conservation evidence, animal behaviour and practical reserve management. For more information on specific roles per site, to see what previous students thought and to apply, please click here to visit our website.

Commitment: 12-months from September 2024, 37.5 hrs a weekAny Issues, email: Closing Date: 11th February  

Location requirements

Location type


Onsite location

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom · Arundel, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom · Eastpark Cottages, Dumfries, DG1 4RS, United Kingdom · 78 Ballydrain Road, Lisbane, Newtownards, BT23 5, United Kingdom · Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom · Queen Elizabeth Walk, Richmond upon Thames, London, SW13 9SA, United Kingdom · Fish Lane, Ormskirk, L40 0RL, United Kingdom · Stert Drove, Bridgwater, TA5 2PX, United Kingdom · Pattinson Road, Washington, NE38 8QE, United Kingdom

Time requirements


Full time

Employment duration

Temporary or seasonal

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Estimated end date


Compensation and benefits

Expected pay

20,000–22,000 GBP per year

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Additional benefits

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Job role groups

Foresters and Conservation Scientists, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Animal Care and Service Workers

Candidate qualifications

Levels of study


Latest graduation date


Course categories

Agricultural Production OperationsAgriculture Public ServicesAgronomyFood ScienceLandscape & NurserySoil SciencePlant Sciences/HorticultureAgricultureAnimal ScienceGeneral StudiesIndividual StudiesUndeclaredZoologyBiologyEcologyMarine BiologyPhysiological ScienceBiotechnologyBotany/Plant BiologyCartographyConservationEarth SciencesFisheries & WildlifeForestryAgriculture BusinessNatural Resource ManagementEnvironmental Management & Sciences

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Application process

Application open date

17/1/2024 06:00 +00:00

Application close date

11/2/2024 06:00 +00:00

Number of hires


How will candidates submit applications?

On a separate website

Additional required documents on Handshake


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