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

Work experience (WE)

We offer young people from year 10 through to sixth form an opportunity to spend a week gaining experience either in a specific role, such as our water team project, or we can put together a work schedule which encompasses multiple different experiences from across the Trust. As part of the application process, an informal interview will be arranged, normally at our Devizes HQ.

Please note we are now at full capacity for this year of work experience applications, our availability will open again in November for 2020.

Work Placements (WP)

We encourage applications from individuals who are undertaking or have completed degree studies or equivalent in relevant disciplines who are interested in an unpaid Work Placement within the Trust. These placements can be undertaken throughout the year depending on the ongoing projects that are taking place but most occur within the spring-summer-autumn period.  There is a minimum requirement of 150 hours and the applicant will have to provide their own transport and accommodation. As part of the application process, an interview will be arranged.

To apply for our WP programme complete our online form allowing for a minimum of three full months notice to complete the application process.

Internships/Student placements

The Reserves Team is always looking for 6 month – 1 year student placements. Email [email protected] for more information.


We are an active partner in the government's apprentice scheme and have offered apprenticeships in office administration, IT, people engagement and conservation. These are advertised when available on the Trust website. 


The South West Wildlife Trusts are funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund ‘Skills for the Future’ programme for the Wild Paths training scheme and have 10 training opportunities to offer across 5 South West Wildlife Trusts this autumn.  Our webpages and recruitment process are now live, and we are accepting applications from 1 April. Training consists of 9-month long practical placements at Avon, Devon, Dorset, Somerset or Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, with a substantial training package and £1000 per month bursary.

More information about Wild Paths and how to apply can be found at

The closing date for Traineeship applications is Thursday 6th June 2019, with the 10 placements due to start in September 2019.