LONG PROGRAMME: UK residential + ErasmusPlus funded 14 week Birds or Mammal related mobilities + Introduction to UK potential future employers

Choose from one of our 4 bird/mammal mobilities in Europe.  10 places are available in 2020.

Norweigan Institute for Nature Research  (TRONDHEIM, NORWAY)

  • Arctic fox cub surveys in the field
  • Laboratory analysis of specimens
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Download the description of the mobility here

Mammal Research Institute  (BIALOWIEZA, POLAND)

  • Bison, deer or wild boar surveys and tracking
  • Field sign sample collecting, data analysis and mapping
  • Download the description of the mobility here


  • Barn Owl, raptor, common bird and insect surveys
  • Freshwater sampling
  • English speaking public and school engagement
  • Download the description of the mobility here


  • Bird surveys
  • Practical management tasks
  • English speaking public engagement
  • Download the description of the mobility here



When will these 14 week (LONG) placements take place?

All the mobilities for the 14 week (LONG) placements take place at the same time.

  • Travel out: Wednesday 12th June 2019
  • Mobility: Thursday 14th June to Friday 20th September 2019
  • Travel back: Saturday 21st September 2019
  • 100 days on mobility!

How much will it cost?

All mobility elements are funded by ERASMUS+.

UK elements cost: £1950

These costs include:

All the UK elements of the Wildlife Survey and Interpretation Skills course

  • UK training residential
  • Access to on-learning materials and recognition of achievement
  • On-learning with courses at Apprentice, Practitioner and Specialist levels
  • Learning,  tutor and pastoral support
  • All accommodation and food
  • Final course residential featuring Employer Cafe (personal introductions to a range of employers) – to celebrate your outcomes!
  • Allocation for employer personal mentor for next 3months – ask for feedback on your c.v. or job application, or introductions to potential employers.

Erasmus+ funding covers the costs of the mobility of your choice

  • All return transport and onward travel from UK point of departure to your EU host
  • Personal travel insurance for the EU mobility
  • All accommodation and food at your EU host
  • All learning and tutor support at your EU host
  • Pastoral support while with EU host

NOT include:

  • Travel to/from UK residentials (pre- and post-mobility and to/from point of departure in UK for your EU mobility
  • Immunisations such as tetanus and encephalitis (if advised)
  • Course study books such as bird and mammal i.d. guides
  • Personal spending money whilst in UK or EU

How to apply

The long programme placements are all full until 2020 applications open again in October 2019. For more information please email info@ambios.net.

We have provided a Word document of the application form here for information only.

To find out more about our WSIS short course (2 week birds related mobilities) click here.



Once Ambios has confirmed your place on the WSIS course, you can make payment using the link below.

2019 Payment