SEEN 5.4 Placements

2nd years – Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) placements

Year-long placements with the GWCT have just been advertised. These are to be undertaken between the 2nd and 3rd year of students. In 2015/16 they will have 9 ecology placement opportunities in 6 departments and 1 IT placement across 3 departments. These opportunities and the departments are:

 Geographical Information Science (GIS) and Predation Research (2 placements)

IT placement – across the GIS, Biometrics and IT departments.

Farmland Ecology Unit (FEU) (2 placements)

Lowland Game & Wildlife Research (LGR) (1 placement)

Upland Research Unit, Drumochter, Inverness-shire; North Pennines: Langholm (3 placements in total, one at each location)

Wetland Research (1 placement)

The GWCT tell me “These placements will also be advertised on our website: 

 In general (though there are some exceptions which are detailed in the adverts) there are no closing dates on these adverts – I would strongly suggest that interested students, who know they want to work with us, get the following to us as soon as possible:

1.       CV detailing A levels and GCSEs – results and subjects; as well as any graded results at University that the students have up to the date they send us their CV.  Include information on any paid or volunteer activities to show both interest in science and responsibility to job or volunteer commitments.

2.       Covering letter (describe what they want out of the placement and what skills they bring to it – this needs to give us some idea of why they should stand out from the crowd – we really use this to select interviewees).

3.       References from a lecturer or tutor sent to the contact person on the advert directly.  Ensure these reach the appropriate contact person by the first week of January in order to ensure they are considered when we select candidates for interview.

We will need these by the first week in January, 2015 to ensure that students are considered for the first round of interviews. “

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