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Environmental conservation apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the environmental conservation sector.

This apprenticeship offers opportunities in jobs that help protect rural and urban landscapes, plants and animals, and the countryside.

Training opportunities

As an apprentice, you’ll choose between 4 job routes:

  • environmental conservation
  • access and recreation
  • rivers, coasts and waterways/flood risk management
  • dry stone walling

The nature of the work depends on your employer, but you could be:

  • surveying and reporting on the condition of an outdoor area
  • encouraging people to enjoy the environments around them
  • carrying out habitat management work
  • monitoring a section of river prone to floods

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of environmental conservation apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • estate worker
  • ranger
  • recycling officer
  • conservation officer

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • access/recreation officer
  • ecologist
  • senior ranger
  • education/interpretation officer
  • senior estate worker
  • environmental management office

Apply for an environmental conservation apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education