Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s work experience placements aim to give you an insight in to the variety of work that goes into the management of a large wetland nature reserve. This is a great opportunity to experience the world of work and become better prepared for a career in nature conservation. By spending time with each of our staff teams: Visitor Centres, Education, Habitat Management and Projects (including The Rutland Osprey Project); you will become involved in a variety of tasks and experiences which will allow you to develop your employability skills. Not only will you gain practical knowledge, a huge part of our role involves working with people, so by the end of your placement with us you will have greatly improved your social and communication skills.
We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic young people with a keen interest in nature conservation. You need to be prepared to work inside or outdoors (whatever the weather!) alongside staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to do anything we wouldn’t do and you certainly won’t be making tea all day!
Work experience is an opportunity to learn about the recruitment process, so the first step is to complete an application form (click the link below) and return it to our Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Proud at the Volunteer Training Centre – please note that we can only accept work experience applications for 2018 as we are fully booked this year.
RWNR Work Experience application form
If we are happy with your application form we will invite you to attend an informal interview. Once we are sure a work experience placement here will suit you, we will send you the details of your placement including a timetable. Your first day will include an induction during which you will learn more about the nature reserve, the staff and our work.