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Work Placement Scheme 2024



We are looking for suitable candidates for our 2024 work placement scheme. The scheme will start in April and will run to the end of October 2024. The placement is based at our head office in Hampshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience with a leading UK ecological consultancy. Many of our work placements have secured employment with either ourselves or other ecological consultancies/multi-disciplinary companies.

Structured training will be offered as part of the placement and will cover field survey work including bat, great crested newt and reptile surveys as well as office-based tasks such as ecological report writing, sound analysis, mapping and desk studies.

Candidates will receive a salary, be entitled to paid holiday and pension benefits. The placement will involve working 40 hours a week and some of these hours will be outside of our standard working day of 08:30 to 17:30, due to the need to undertake night-time fieldwork such as great crested newt and bat surveys.

The scheme is open to any candidate with a keen interest in ecology who is currently studying a related degree/masters, or a recent graduate in a related subject. You must be able to commit for the full duration of the summer survey season. Unfortunately, we cannot accept requests for short-term placements i.e. one to two weeks. The scheme is open to UK residents only as we are not a visa registered sponsor.

Our placements are predominantly field based.  You will therefore need a full driving licence, be a confident driver and have your own transport.  Field surveys are carried out across the south of England and further afield, sometimes involving overnight stays.

How to Apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring that you highlight all relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and a covering letter explaining why you would like to undertake a work placement with ECOSA, for the attention of Alice Pemberton, Office Manager at Please let us know how you found out about this opportunity and title your email in the subject line 'ECOSA Work Experience Scheme 2024'.

Closing date for applications is 29th  December 2023. If successful you will be contacted by 12th January 2024 and invited to attend an interview.