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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Higher Education Student Placements

The 2018/2019 placement scheme is now closed for application

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Why choose the FSC?

In 1943 FSC's founders gathered at the Natural History Museum in London to realise a vision 'to provide opportunities for school children to study living plants and animals in their natural environment'. From that initial meeting the Council for the Promotion of Field Studies (now Field Studies Council) was born.

Over 70 years later, the FSC believes the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.

Imagine a placement where you can use and improve your environmental knowledge, a placement where you work as part of a team in the great outdoors, inspiring others and developing passions for the future. Working with FSC gives you a role with both challenge and opportunity and a chance to start young people on a journey of discovery that can last a lifetime. FSC are looking for people with a curiosity for the world around us, a passion for the natural history of the British Isles and an ability to enthuse and inspire others.

What’s it all about?

Higher Education Placements are available across many of our FSC Learning Locations and are suitable for undergraduates undertaking a four year degree programme with a dedicated year for a work placement included in their course. We are looking for candidates studying towards a degree in Geography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or a closely allied discipline to come and primarily support our teaching staff in the delivery of field courses along with a range of other residential and domestic duties. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about the environment and keen to see that people are taught to understand and respect it better.

What do you gain?

All Higher Education Student Placements gain the following:

  • Work experience that reflects an environmental educational charity
  • An opportunity to develop work place skills and a respected referee for future job applications
  • Working knowledge of systems and processes relevant to education
  • Experience of working with people of all ages in the outdoors
  • The opportunity to develop identification skills and contribute to survey work
  • Opportunity to attend relevant training courses including Health and Safety, risk assessment, first aid and water safety training
  • An overview of the customer service sector

Terms & Conditions

Placements are fixed-term appointments for up to a maximum of 12 months to commence at a mutually convenient date for students who are studying on a higher education course.

Accommodation is provided.

Hours of work: notional 40 hours per week

Placement allowance: currently £89.00 per week

Probationary Period: 1 month

Recruitment normally commences in September/October each year for placements to commence in the following summer.

For more information and how to apply please see the Higher Education Student Placements Vacancy Pack on our Vacancies Page.

If you have any questions please contact Recruitment on 01743 852138

or email [email protected]