Training Calendar

Our Current Opportunities

Every year Ambios deliver a range of nature conservation opportunities in both the UK and Europe. Some are suitable for students at the very beginning of a career in conservation. Some are suitable for seasoned wildlife professionals who want to improve their skills in a particular area. Some are even suitable for nature lovers who want to learn more about flora and fauna. Please view our training calendar below to find an opportunity that is right for you.

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Training Calendar 2018


12 Week Nature Conservation Traineeship UK

12 weeks. Erasmus+ funding available to some students.

  • Spring placement: 2nd April – 22nd June 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Summer placement: 2nd July – 21st September 2018 (Apply by 21st May, 2018)
  • Autumn placement: 1st October – 21st December 2018 (Apply by 21st August, 2018)

This 12 week immersive residential placement teaches the foundation skills for a career in nature conservation as well as providing insights into working within the sector. Trainees will gain practical experience as well as exposure to a range of conservation organizations.   This may count towards university credits for biology and ecology courses and is available through Erasmus +.

Nature Taster

1 Day Nature Taster for University of Exeter, Penryn Campus

14th February 2018

One day course at Lower Sharpham Farm providing an insight into surveying and identification techniques. Designed for those at the beginning of their conservation careers and ideal for University groups.  Topics covered include an introduction to Ambios, badger surveys and TB vaccination, bird and botanical surveys and structural diversity.


GIS & GPS Biodiversity Mapping

Friday 9th to Saturday 10th February 2018

2 day course at Lower Sharpham Farm, designed for those who use, or want to use, GPS location units combined with GIS mapping software (the open source of FREE version). Will be particularly beneficial for those who have, or wish to gain, employment that involves biodiversity data collection, widlife monitoring and mapping.