Working4Wildlife 2020

Practical wildlife conservation training in EU + recognition of skills

Looking for an opportunity to combine working for wildlife and travel to the EU?   Want to spend some focused time with wildlife and like minded people?  We will add skills training and recognition into that package for you.

We have a network of six European nature conservation training partners ready for you to choose the work-place experience that suits your needs.  Different countries offer different opportunities (see below).  The video on the right is an example of the 2-week Hungarian field trip.

These immersive experiences will support your personal development and help your path into nature conservation or other career.

You have to be registered on a vocational course with Ambios to qualify fo the Erasmus+ funding.  Erasmus+ supports all the costs of your mobility.  There is a separate fee for our vocational course.

 

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Previous participants have said

The best part was:

“Sharing exciting and new experiences with people and working together to achieve amazing things! For example seeing new species of birds for the first time or all working hard together when large numbers of birds arrive.”

“Different use of camera traps for mammalian research, how to identify and survey badger setts, observed bat mist netting for the first time”

“I loved having a mixture of group projects as well as an individual one. This gave me the opportunity to really feel part of something through group work, as well as having a sense of independence while working on my own.”

Choose from:

Raptor and habitat surveys: Hungary, 2wks

Bird ringing (birds count towards BTO ringing license): Italy, Ponza Island, 2wks

Bird i.d., bats, moths, owls and invertebrates + outdoor walks & talks: Portugal, Coruche, 2wks

Mammal studies, bats, parasites, camera trapping: Poland, 14wks

Birds, plants, owls & invertebrates: Portugal, Coruche, 14wks

Birds, plants & invertebrates: Spain, Ebro Delta, 14wks

Ecology of an arctic ecosystem, arctic/red fox interaction: Norway, Trondheim, 14wks

Travel

Ambios Ltd is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of all our operations. We will therefore explore with successful participants the practicalities of travelling to your Host by coach (or train) before we investigate air travel.  An an example, for Hungary this means you travelling for over 26hours by coach London=>Budapest before minus to BOF HQ (2hrs more). We understand this may be too long for some participants with health or welfare needs, in which case please let us know and we will look into flights.  If we have to fly anyone/everyone, we will offset the impacts via our tree planting scheme at Lower Sharpham Farm.

To find out more about the mobilities, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Skills training and recognition

If your application is successful, you will have access to our vocational training on-line learning environment, which will guide you through the learning you need to maximise your gain from the this vocational course.

You can complete a course in Bird Identification which is e-badged and will come with recognition of your time and hard work while on mobility.  You’ll learn practical skills in bird identification, increasing your confidence around looking at bird shape, size, colour, song, and behaviour as well as producing field notes and understanding the legal aspects and your responsibilities when wildlife watching.

You will work your way through the learning materials at your own pace and you can complete as much of the course as you like. Each section within the learning materials is followed by a review (of that learning).  When you’ve successfully progressed through all the review stages you will receive an e-badge for that Unit.   The badge gives you recognition of your time on the course and helps to enhance your employability. It will be endorsed by your EU hosts and Ambios Ltd

For this course you will work at Apprentice level, doing tasks under supervision.

Post European Mobility

Following your mobilities you’ll receive recognition from your hosts and a Europass.  Once you’ve completed the on-line learning you’ll receive further recognition via an e-badge.

You can take up to 1 year from your date of registration to complete the on-line course.