The Come Forth for Wildlife Project will offer two 12-month, paid traineeships to early-career conservationists to give them the experience and skills they need for a career in conservation. Trainees will be involved in all aspects of the project, and given the opportunity to develop and lead on their own personal projects.
The first of our two trainees, Mirran, started in November 2020. She will be documenting her year with Froglife through a series of blogs which can be found at the bottom of this page.
“Looking for my first conservation job in 2020 often felt like an exercise in futility. With a degree in Zoology under my belt and plenty of unpaid conservation experience, 2020 was the year I hoped to secure my first paid conservation job. This can be a long and frustrating process, as I’m sure many others would agree, and 2020 only made this more challenging.
Paid internships and traineeships like this one are invaluable to young conservationists like myself looking to bridge that gap between volunteering and paid work. Although I have worked hard to be here, I also appreciate that I am lucky to be in this position. By this time next year I will have built up a wealth of skills which will help me advance my career in conservation, and when I leave, a second trainee will be appointed and given the same valuable opportunities.
I will be posting blogs here in order to share my experiences in this role and give you an insight into my life as a Froglife Trainee. I will create a new blog each month sharing what I have been up to, what I have learnt and some of my own thoughts and reflections. I hope you enjoy reading them!”
Mirran Trimble, Come Forth for Wildlife Project Trainee
Find the blog posts here!