Aged 14+ and want a career in conservation? This is for you
- By Elaine Bird
- 27 October 2022
Norfolk Wildlife Trust launches new youth conservation careers fair.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be holding their first ‘Nature Jobs Careers Fair’ at Sheringham High School on the evening of Thursday 10 November.
With funding provided by the Norfolk Coast Partnership and the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, Norfolk Wildlife Trust is delighted to be bringing together a wide variety of conservation organisations to inspire young people to explore a career in Norfolk’s environmental sector.
The event is aimed at young people aged 14 and above, living in Norfolk.
Future Professionals scheme 202122 Ellie Stradling Fen Mowing credit NWT
In addition to Norfolk Wildlife Trust, young people in attendance will also have the opportunity to speak to other organisations working to protect Norfolk’s wildlife and natural landscape, including the Hawk and Owl Trust, National Trust, Greenlight Trust, Norfolk Coast Partnership, The Norfolk Rivers Trust and many more.
Isabelle Mudge, NWT Education Officer, said: “Our new conservation careers fair is aimed at young people who want to find out more about jobs to do with nature and wildlife in Norfolk.
“The Norfolk landscape is well-known throughout the UK for its rich wildlife and iconic landscapes. Our new event will offer young people a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of conservation work taking place across the county, and get inspired to consider a career helping to protect and restore Norfolk’s nature.
“From landscape management and wildlife recording to communications and inspiring community action, there is a career for everyone. We are all really looking forward to helping the next generation to take their first steps towards a job in such a vital sector.”
Future Professionals scheme 202122 Ellie operating the Winch on Emergency Tree operations course March 22
NWT hope to make their new careers fair an annual event, to ensure young people have ongoing information and access to careers in conservation across the county.
This year’s event will take place between 5.30pm - 7.30pm on Thursday 10 November at Sheringham High School. No booking required – just drop in. Parking is available at the school and refreshments will be available.
For more information, visit www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk