Application Guidance

This project is now closed. Many thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund, Skills for the Future programme for supporting our work.  Training the next generation of wildlife professionals has been inspiring and we wish them all well in their future endeavours.  We part, only to meet again.   Please visit our project evaluation video here.  Please see bottom of front page for links to the evaluation infographic and final report.


Further information

During the project, we used the words Hub and Host a lot.  The LEMUR+ project had 2 Hubs – Devon and Herefordshire.  Each Hub had a number of local Hosts (who provided the placements).  Examples include: The Marine Biological Association (linked to Devon Hub) and South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (linked to Herefordshire Hub).

Please read our Trainee Descriptions and FAQs as part of your research into applying for a LEMUR+ bursary.

We aspire to full ethnic participation in environmental conservation and actively encourage applications from those within minority ethnic groups. Apply to us if you are a woman considering returning to work, if you have no (or a few) formal qualifications, are unemployed or a potential career changer. We welcome applications from those over 50 years of age and new graduates struggling to gain employment in the sector.

We were looking for applicants who showed:

  1. An enthusiasm, commitment and genuine passion to move into a career in UK nature conservation
  2. A commitment to the LEMUR+ placement for its entire duration
  3. An enthusiasm for applying new technology in new situations
  4. Have undertaken some voluntary work or work experience (e.g. a minimum of 12 days) 
  5. Good communication skills: written and verbal
  6. Interpersonal skills: Able to work with a wide range of backgrounds, abilities and ages
  7. Able to work alone and as part of a team
  8. Willingness to work to tight deadlines and out of office hours
  9. Have an ability to achieve vocational qualifications in environmental conservation
  10. Hold or are working towards a full driving licence (see specific placement descriptions for how important this might be)

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