Student placements

Our placements are currently fully subscribed but please keep checking for future availability

Do you want to gain experience of working within the conservation sector and make a lasting difference to the natural world? A placement with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust offers the opportunity to acquire an insight into working in the environmental sector and provides the chance to gain many of the necessary skills required to work within the world of conservation.

At Wiltshire Wildlife Trust we believe that by offering the opportunity to experience our work first-hand, whether that’s learning how to coppice, developing surveying and monitoring techniques, helping to manage a social media site or removing invasive plants from a river, we can provide people with a valuable insight into the skills, routines and physical work needed to restore, recreate and reconnect landscapes across the county. Join us on a placement and you will play a full and active part in the work of the Trust.

We welcome applications from individuals who are undertaking or have completed degree studies or equivalent in relevant disciplines. A range of placements are available and they are offered for a period of 4 weeks (150 hours) up to 1 year.

Please follow the links below for more information about the placements we currently have available. Alternatively for more information please email [email protected]

Practical Conservation Placement (North Wiltshire)

Survey and Monitoring (North Wiltshire)

Volunteer and Public Engagement (North Wiltshire)

Practical Conservation and Community Engagement (Green Lane Wood)

Survey and Monitoring (Swindon)

Volunteer and Public Engagement (Swindon)

Practical Conservation Placement (South Wiltshire)

In order to ensure that participants gain the most from their time at the Trust all applicants will be asked to attend a short interview before being offered a placement. The number of placements we are able to offer is limited so we advise applying at the earliest opportunity. Please allow a minimum of two full months’ notice to complete the application process.

Download the application form here


We are an active partner in the Government’s Apprentice Scheme. Apprenticeship opportunities will be advertised on our website as they become available.

We regret that we are no longer able to accept requests for short-term placements (less than 4 weeks or 150 hours) but please contact us if you would be interested in volunteering for the Trust.