Work Experience and Placements

At Wiltshire Wildlife Trust we believe that giving people an opportunity to experience our work, whether that’s learning how to coppice, managing a social media site, removing invasive plants from a river or helping with administration, will give a valuable insight into the everyday skills, routines and work needed to restore, recreate and reconnect landscapes across the county for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Scrub clearance © Zsuzsanna Bird

We can offer the following opportunities:

Work Experience

We offer young people an opportunity to spend a period of time gaining experience either in a specific role, such as our river restoration project, or alternatively we can put together a work schedule which encompasses multiple different experiences across the work the Trust does.  As part of the application process an interview will be arranged.  Complete our application form.

Balsam Bash Wilton River Group © Ryan Tabor

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Through various employment agencies we offer work placements from one month to three month durations, if you are actively seeking work, please speak to your employment advisor to arrange a placement.  As part of the application process an interview will be arranged. Complete our application form.

Zoe Sugg at Desk  © Barry Craske WWT


We welcome applications from pre and post graduates and also international bursary schemes such as the European Union’s Vasco da Gama scholarships. Complete our application form

For further information, please contact the volunteer office on 01380 829054. 

Green Lane Wood © Owain Shaw


We are an active partner in the governments apprentice scheme and have offered apprenticeships in Office Administration, IT, People Engagement and Conservation. These are advertised when available on the Trust website and through Wiltshire College and the national apprenticeship scheme.


Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Devon, Dorset and Somerset Wildlife Trusts we offer four bursaries within Wiltshire to train environmentalists of the future. Two roles are in conservation, one in volunteer engagement and one in monitoring and surveying. Traineeships are for a one year period. Each individual recives a monthly bursary and has an individual training budget to cover training costs such as chainsaw tickets, forest schools and obtaining endangered species licenses. Training also includes four residential training weeks to cover such subjects as Wildlife and the Law, volunteer management and obtaining future employment. Applications for these roles will be on the four Trust’s websites once open for applications. ABOUT US|WORK FOR US.

Wildlife Skills Trainees © WWT