Biodiversity Adviser Graduate Training Scheme 2024

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DEADLINE 10th March 2024
United Kingdom

The Environment and Science Graduate Training Scheme is a development programme  where Graduate Trainees (GTs) will benefit from specialised training and support, specifically aligned to professional competencies, enabling them to build technical skills, knowledge, and experience.

After approximately four years trainees should be able to evidence their professional Competencies and apply for chartership.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the National Biodiversity section (Environment and Business). In this role you will support us in:

  • Providing advice, guidance and training on biodiversity to support area colleagues in delivering better outcomes for habitats and species.
  • Turning government policy and organisational strategy into operational practice.
  • Providing technical input into complex, high-profile case work
  • Obtain, manage and help the organisation make the best use of biodiversity data.

During your traineeship, you will have the opportunity to work on other projects and in other teams including a chance to work with area operational teams to see the work that they do and the ways in which we help support it. You will be expected to grow you interest and experience in biodiversity throughout this time with a view to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do, you'll be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment. Full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team 

Our section provides the national lead on biodiversity/Nature themes, responsible for strategic leadership and technical advice across the organisation and externally. We work with others to improve the delivery of integrated outcomes, including biodiversity, in everything we do. We deliver an important service to help staff understand and implement statutory and policy duties and understand ecological objectives and responses to environmental pressures.

Experience/skills required 

You will be someone with a genuine interest in wildlife and ecology, a degree (or equivalent) in the subject and/or a proven track record (paid or voluntary) of working in the sector.

To be eligible for this role you will need to meet ALL the following criteria:

Criteria 1

  • You are a UK, Commonwealth or EEA (European Economic Area) national
  • You have the right to work in the UK

Criteria 2

  • Must have a minimum of a honours degree in environmental science or equivalent subject
  • driving licence

Contact and additional information 

The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

Everyone starting in a new role will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support needed. As part of your comprehensive induction, you will be provided with all the equipment required for your role.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and the opportunity to progress your career with us via professional training routes.

DEADLINE 10th March 2024