Earth Trust Traineeships

A traineeship is a voluntary work placement opportunity, where the trainee gains high-quality work experience (min 100 hours), work preparation training and can work towards functional Maths and English, if needed.

Traineeships at the Earth Trust provide an excellent bespoke voluntary work placement opportunity, within an ambitious and innovative organisation. A traineeship can boost your prospects of successfully applying for apprenticeships or other employment.

Our Traineeships

Our bespoke traineeships are available across three key areas:

  • Land Management
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Business and Administration

Traineeship content is tailored according to each individual’s requirements, in terms of duration (ranging from 100 to 250 hours) and content, aiming to boost individual future career prospects and includes working towards functional Maths and English, if needed.

Travel expenses and a lunch stipend (£5 per day) are provided.

Application requirements

  • Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience.
  • Aged 16-24 years and qualified below level 3 (two or more A-level passes or equivalent).
  • Motivated to work.

To register your interest:

To register your interest or explore your suitability for a traineeship, please email or call on 01865 409431 for an informal chat.

There is no set application deadline – suitability is assessed on a case by case basis and current availability. 

Case study: Steven Wrigely, former Earth Trust Warden

Steve Wrigley

“I wanted a job that I was passionate about and to work outdoors with people so I decided to become a Trainee at the Earth Trust and work towards a career in Countryside Management. 

I gained leadership skills by working with volunteer groups and obtained many practical skills including a range of fencing types and site furniture maintenance, such as boardwalks and hides.

The experience allowed me to get a job as a Warden at the Earth Trust! The highlights were getting to appreciate the Earth Trust’s beautiful sites, meet great people who share my enthusiasm for wildlife and never having to miss a sunny day!”

Useful links

  • (information from the government website)
  • (Oxfordshire County Council's website for young people)