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Work Placement Scheme

Please note applications for our 2019 work placement scheme have now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates regarding the 2020 scheme - applications are usually accepted annually from January.


The scheme generally runs from mid-April to the end of October annually and 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 and desk studies.

Successful candidates will receive a salary and are entitled to paid holiday and pension benefits. The scheme is open to any student 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.

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 and further afield, sometimes involving overnight stays.

How to Apply

Please email your Curriculum Vitae, ensuring to 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 Alexandra Nicholls (Company Administrator) at

Please let us know how you found out about this opportunity and title your email in the subject line 'Work Experience Scheme 2019'.

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please email in the first instance.


Page published 15th August 2019