Our traineeships are now complete! The Come Forth for Wildlife Project offered two 12-month, paid traineeships to early-career conservationists to give them the experience and skills they need for a career in conservation. Trainees were involved in all aspects of the project, and given the opportunity to develop and lead on their own personal projects.
Our 2021-2022 Trainee, Laura and our 2020-2021 Trainee, Mirran have both documented their traineeship with Froglife through a series of blogs which can be found at the bottom of this page.
Laura has summed up her traineeship here …
“My traineeship with Froglife’s Come Forth for Wildlife project has been such a valuable experience! I have managed to build up my skills and knowledge whilst also gaining experience in different areas such as practical conservation, surveying, delivering public engagement events, working with different audiences, promotion and communication and general administration. The skillset which I have gained will help advance my career in conservation and I really appreciate being given this opportunity from Froglife.🐸 I would also like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic Come Forth for Wildlife team and anyone who has come along to any of our events or sessions for making my year at Froglife such a brilliant experience!”
“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, and the pandemic 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
Laura’s Blog posts:
Mirran’s Blog posts: