The Ambios 12-week nature conservation experience at Glastonbury Abbey provides you with the foundation skills required for a career in nature conservation along with a comprehensive insight into working in the sector.
Glastonbury Abbey is Grade 1 listed* and a scheduled ancient monument. This means that it is recognized as being of national importance and is therefore protected against unauthorized change. The Abbey’s history dates to the 7th century and is linked to the tradition of King Arthur. Your time at Glastonbury will be a unique opportunity to learn about the relationship between the conservation of both wildlife and historic buildings and practice the public communication and team-working skills which are highly valued by employers.
You will work towards an Europass Certificate Supplement based on a Unit from the UK Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation, gaining practical skills in managing land for, and surveying, wildlife, as well as management of the historic built environment. This 12 -week placement provides you with training based at the Abbey in the middle of the historic town of Glastonbury. From here, you have access to the landscape or the county of Somerset and can begin to better understand the unique habitats and conservation pressures facing both our native flora and fauna and historic sites. Alongside practical site work, trainees also focus on one of our projects, with the option to look at either; spatial and temporal use of the abbey grounds by bat populations or wildlife surveys using trail cameras for public engagement.
2019 TRAINEESHIP DATES:
2nd April – 21st June 2019 (Apply by 19th February 2019)