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Job Information

  • Region

  • Location

    Hybrid home working and office (Kendal, Cumbria)

  • Salary

    A bursary package will be provided

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 31/03/2023

Job description

An exciting opportunity for an undergraduate student to spend a sandwich placement with Cumbria Wildlife Trust (CWT) and their Peatlands Team.

A diverse and exciting opportunity to champion peatlands and take part in leading innovative conservation works to support nature’s recovery. You’ll gain skills and experience in environmental management whilst exploring and learning on some of CWT’s most remote sites.

The opportunity will be highly varied so the successful candidate will be well placed for a future career in nature conservation.  Full training will be provided, including career development and outdoor first aid training, alongside a bursary package. 

It is expected that the placement will start around end of June 2023 for a 10-month period (dates flexible). The successful student will join CWT for four days a week to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their degree.

Due to the nature of the work a full driving licence and your own transport are essential.  Travel expenses are provided.

To apply, please complete an application form and return with a covering letter (maximum two pages) outlining what you would like to gain from the placement. Please demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the placements through your skills and experience and refer to both the person specification and role description carefully. Please send via email to Claire Shepherd, HR Manager at or by post to Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX. 

The deadline for applications is 5 pm on Friday 31st March 2023.

Interviews will be held Wednesday 12th April 2023 at Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX.

Please note that all sandwich placements need to be filled by individuals on a recognised sandwich programme or equivalent, while the individuals are enrolled at a university. working towards their undergraduate degree.

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