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

Summer Placement

12 Week Nature Conservation Traineeship: Lower Sharpham Farm

2nd July – 21st September 2018 (Apply by 21st May, 2018.) LIMITED AVAILABILITY

12 weeks. Erasmus+ funding available to some students.

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 organisations. This may count towards university credits for biology and ecology courses and is available through Erasmus +.

Summer Placement

12 Week Nature Conservation Traineeship: Glastonbury Abbey

2nd July – 21st September 2018. (Apply by 21st May, 2018)

ONLY 4 PLACES AVAILABLE.

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.  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.

Autumn Placement

12 Week Nature Conservation Traineeship: Lower Sharpham Farm

1st October – 21st December 2018 (Apply by 21st August, 2018)

12 weeks. Erasmus+ funding available to some students.

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 organisations.   This may count towards university credits for biology and ecology courses and is available through Erasmus +.

SHORT COURSES

GIS & GPS Biodiversity Mapping

18th-19th May 2018 ¦ 13th-14th July 2018 ¦ 2nd-3rd November 2018 

2 day course ¦ Price: £150

GIS and GPS technologies enable the mapping of species, which  can be used as a practical management tool as well as for interpretation and promoting public understanding of nature conservation. This combined GIS-GPS workshop offers a unique insight into both technologies and how they link together…

SHORT COURSES

Countryside Ranger #1 - Getting Your Message Across

6th June 2018 ¦ 5th September 2018 ¦ 28th November 2018 

Price: £75

Whatever your career you’ll need to communicate messages to different audiences. This training will discuss what makes good interpretation (from talks to walks to leaflets and static boards) and how technology can open up new audiences. It will cover how to give a successful live presentation, lead a guided walk and produce a design brief for a leaflet or interpretation board…

SHORT COURSES

Bird Identification

23rd-24th May 2018 (HURRY, ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT)¦ 22nd-23rd August ¦21st-22nd November 2018 

2 day course ¦ Price: £150

The course will provide you with a ‘toolkit’ of bird identification techniques to enable you to begin or continue your journey with bird recognition.  You will learn how to identify birds, making close observations to allow you to recognise different bird species…