Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

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Experiencing National Park life

A range of incredible apprenticeships and placements are on offer across the 15 UK National Parks as the foundation of a career in the environmental and conservation sector.

From learning to collect data on pollinators to managing scrub and woodland, our placements will give you life-long specialist skills as the next generation helping conserve and care for our landscapes and wildlife.

Training in a National Park

National Parks have a wide range of apprenticeships and placements available for candidates both in college and out of education. These include practical field-based apprenticeships as well as office-based apprenticeships in planning, business and digital.

Gaining skills for life

By completing an apprenticeship or placement with National Parks you will gain invaluable insights and skills for life. One of the biggest benefits is having a dedicated supervisor with you every step of your journey. Apprentices in the field will work with Rangers who have a wealth of experience and will guide you using their skills and expertise to give you some of the best training available. Examples of the skills to be gained include: ecology and conservation, access and land management, surveying and risk assessment.

Special qualities

Why apprentice with National Parks?

Are you looking for pathways into the conservation and the outdoor sector? National Parks apprenticeships have a wide range of benefits:

Gain valuable knowledge of conservation methods.


Improve your employability and experience – especially for those looking for a career in the environmental and countryside sectors.


Work towards the nationally recognised John Muir Award.


Be a part of a new generation helping tackle climate change be restoring habitats in National Parks.


Receive invaluable support and encouragement from our expert Rangers and gain first hand experience of working in a National Park.


Next steps

Each of the 15 UK National Parks offers different placements and apprenticeships. If you would like to know more you can contact your National Park directly for further information. Check out the links below for more information on apprenticeships and placements in National Parks.
National Parks
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National Parks

Use our Parks listing page to find your National Park and more information on their apprentice and placement schemes.

Level 2 Countryside Worker
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Level 2 Countryside Worker

Check out the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education for full details and specifications of a Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship.

Level 4 Countryside Ranger
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Level 4 Countryside Ranger

Check out the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education for details, specifications and requirements for Level 4 Countryside Ranger Apprenticeship.

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