Work experience

Work experience

Young wardens at Lackford by  John Ferguson

Applications for work experience for 2021 are currently on hold due to Covid 19 Government guidelines.

Work experience with Suffolk Wildlife Trust has made me realise that I would like to work with wildlife in the future. I have gained a better understanding of the work involved in running a charity and developed a range of skills.

In 2021, Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be offering a maximum of eight work experience placements over two (separate) weeks to young people with an interest in working for an environmental charity.  Placements will be available at Lackford Lakes reserve and visitor centre and at the Trust’s head office at Ashbocking, near Ipswich.  The work experience weeks will take place during the Easter and summer holidays and will, therefore, be in addition to any work experience organised by the students’ educational establishment; please note that we will be unable to offer additional work experience placements outside the two weeks stated.    

Work experience will be offered for either:

Week One – Tuesday 6 April – Saturday 10 April 2021 or

Week Two – Tuesday 17 August – Saturday 21 August 2021

at Lackford Lakes reserve and visitor centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HX or Suffolk Wildlife Trust (head office), Brooke House, Ashbocking, Ipswich, IP6 9JY. 

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 22 February 2021

Students may apply for one week only at their preferred location:

Lackford Lakes reserve and visitor centre

The five days will include opportunities to work alongside staff from the Learning, Reserves, Visitor experience and Membership teams.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust head office

The five days will include opportunities to work alongside staff from the Learning, Conservation, Communications and Membership teams as well as attending a practical conservation work party.

Students must be available for all five days of the week offered and to provide their own transport to and from Lackford Lakes or Brooke House.  Due to the nature of the work experience offered, they may on occasion be required to travel to other locations in a Suffolk Wildlife Trust vehicle with a member of Trust staff.

Please download and complete the application form. Applicants may submit a video application answering the questions if they prefer. Completed forms or videos should be emailed to or posted to Work Experience, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Brooke House, Ashbocking, Ipswich, IP6 9JY

Application forms available September 2021

Work Experience Application Form