New to Nature Placement: Peatland Restoration Trainee with Nature Reserves

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Skipton, United Kingdom

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9 days ago

Are you ready to grow a career that gives back to nature? If so, then look no further than New to Nature – an exciting scheme to give 18 to 25-year olds across the UK paid 12-month work placements that help to protect the planet. You’ll get paid a good wage from a ‘green job’ that’s good for the environment, learn loads of skills to boost your CV and get access to an employment mentor to help you plan your future career. New to Nature aims to provide life-changing experiences for young people who might not normally consider a career in the environmental sector and we strongly encourage applications from applicants who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, living with a disability or are from low-income households.

Through a programme of on-the-job, internal and external training, the Peatland Restoration Trainee will gain experience in a variety of tasks that will provide the skills and knowledge required for assistant peatland/conservation assistant level roles. It is hoped that the trainee will feel confident to undertake tasks with some level of autonomy towards the end of their placement. In this learning and development role you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities, please see the accompanying job pack for more details.

This placement is part of a national programme - New to Nature - funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This will include additional elements of training and personal development support provided by Groundwork UK and partners, as well as on the job training and support from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Each young person will complete an in-depth induction programme with input from The Prince Trust, along with tailored advice and guidance from a Groundwork Youth Employment Coach at key points during the placement. This may include identifying skills and training opportunities or help with your CV and job search skills.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will also be providing support for participants, including: thorough induction, online training courses, training budget for external training to develop skills, bespoke training and development plan, access to free volunteer training programme and all on the job training.

All young people on the New to Nature programme, will be invited to participate in a learning Network. This will create opportunities to take part in different talks, workshops and discussions focused on the environment sector, hosted by Groundwork and our partners.


You can apply for this placement via the following link:

This is hosted by Groundwork UK who will check the suitability of applicants, before passing the application on to the placement organisation, who will shortlist applicants to an informal interview process.

Please ensure you carefully select the correct role from the drop-down list, to ensure your details are passed to the correct placement organisation.

If you have any questions about the application form, contact Groundwork UK at:

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 February 2023 at 12:00pm


We will contact you to let you know whether you have been shortlisted for interview.

We expect to conduct interviews in person the week beginning 13 March 2023

If you have any questions about the role or interview process please contact us at:

Ellen Shields
Peat Project Officer

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Tel: 07917918132/ +441904 916267