Each year we welcome a student placement or intern to our WILD family. They spend the next 10 months or so gaining as much experience and knowledge as possible, in the hope that they go on to be the conservationists of the future.
This year is a little different as we have the delight of welcoming two interns to the team!
Introducing Jade Cooper:
Hello, my name is Jade and I am currently taking part in a placement with The Wildlife Trust at Parc Slip and Gower. As well as helping take part in the ‘Connecting the Dragons’ project with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC).
I am currently studying a HND course in Environmental Conservation Management which is situated at Pencoed College, and I also take part in volunteering session run by the college and have begun sessions with The Wildlife Trust. I really enjoy taking part in these sessions as they allow me to expand my knowledge and skills which will help me with a multitude of different management activities and conservation tasks.
Throughout my time at the placement I hope to further expand my knowledge, gain new skills and help improve on ones that I may already have, and gain confidence throughout the time. This opportunity will help me to understand and access more career prospects within the sector that I can get an insight to in order to help me to find a definitive job that I will love.
Secondly, we would like to welcome Alex Gorman who had this to say:
Hello all, Alex here. I’m one of WTSWW’s interns for this year.
In hope of a career change that would be beneficial to the natural world I gave up my job as an electrician and returned to academia to restudy in a field of interest to me. During this time, I took the opportunity to volunteer for WTSWW, giving me an insight to some of the work they do.
I recently graduated in Environmental Conservation Management at the University of South Wales. So, as the next step it is thoroughly exciting to have been offered this placement. Whilst here, I hope to expand on my knowledge and skillset, learning as much as I possibly can.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the both of them and we look forward to seeing what the next year has in store for them!