Applications for youth traineeships now open!

Our Wild Coast group © North Wales Wildlife Trust

North Wales Wildlife Trust are offering a free conservation training course for young people in Anglesey and North Gwynedd this summer.

For the past three years, NWWT have been bringing young people from across North Wales closer to the wonderful wildlife that exists on their doorstep and inspiring them to stand up and act as custodians for the natural environment. Now, the ‘Our Wild Coast’ project team who have been responsible for delivering this pioneering work are offering a unique two-week conservation traineeship to young people (aged 16-24) living in Anglesey or Arfon in Gwynedd. This programme has been designed to give young people an opportunity to develop practical conservation skills, learn more about the natural environment and, most importantly, gain a range of formal accreditations to evidence their learning.

The course will run from Monday 22 July – Friday 2 August and will cover the following:

  • Practical conservation training using a range of hand tools
  • First aid (1-day course)
  • Managing a nature reserve
  • Species ID
  • Marine and land conservation – what’s the difference?
  • Coordinating people
  • Involving the local community – how and why?
  • Running citizen science activities

Do you know a young person who is passionate about nature and fits the age/location eligibility criteria above? If so, please share this opportunity with them – we’d love to hear from them! The application process is simple and young people have until Friday 7 June to submit their applications.

More information can be found here