We are delighted to be working in partnership with the South West Wildlife Trusts to offer a number of Traineeships across the South West.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) Skills for the Future (SFF) Programme has provided millions of pounds of funding to organisations that provide work-based training placements to meet a skills shortage in the heritage sector and help diversify the workforce.

This year the programme sees Avon, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire Trusts teaming up to give people the chance to apply for ten-month long training placements in practical conservation and engagement skills. The partnership will offer people from diverse backgrounds a chance to access entry into a career in the natural heritage sector, by offering a comprehensive work-based training plan and a bursary of £1000 per month, to pay for rent, bills, food etc whilst they are in training. Wild Paths was launched in 2018 and aims to deliver 30 placements across three years.

Applications are now being accepted until 6th June 2021, for a start in September 2021.