THE Conservation Career Kick-Starter

 

 

Start your career in wildlife conservation with our unique programme of training, support community & jobs.

 

Save 33% with GoEco!

“We’re working with Conservation Careers to provide 33% off their flagship Kick-Starter training programme. This comprehensive programme of training, support community and jobs designed to get you hired quicker as a professional wildlife conservationist”. Jonathan Gilben | Co-Founder & Director | goeco.

Getting started can be hard. Don't go it alone.

Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife to flourish, but are feeling a little lost, confused or disillusioned? If you’re a student, job-seeker or career-switcher, getting started as a professional conservationist can be hard.

But what if you didn’t have to do it all on your own?

What if you had full access to a career training programme trusted by over 2,500 people, and 40 universities, with 99% ratings?

What if you had direct access to Conservation Careers and a support community, so you can ask questions and move forwards much more quickly?

And what if you had full access to the world’s biggest conservation job board, with over 15,000 jobs and more globally?

Introducing the Conservation Career Kick-Starter

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is a comprehensive programme of training, support community and jobs designed to get you hired quicker as a professional wildlife conservationist. Within the programme are three career-boosting elements to turn your dreams into reality.

Training

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter

Follow our proven step-by-step system to get hired quicker.

Support Community

CC Pro

Join our private CC Pro community for support, events, networking & more.

Jobs

The Conservation Careers Job Board

Enjoy full access to the world’s biggest conservation job board.

Meet your instructors

Dr Nick Askew

Nick is the Founder and Director of Conservation Careers and holds a PhD in the Behavioural Ecology of Barn Owls.

As a professional conservationist over the past 20 years. During his career, he has raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects in 120 countries.

Since establishing Conservation Careers he has helped over 2,000 conservationists to get their careers on track.

Dr Fernando Mateos-González

Fernando is the Head of Community at Conservation Careers and a Spanish biologist with a PhD in Behavioural Ecology and an MSc in Animal Biodiversity.

His research on animal behaviour and conservation has led him to work in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.

He enjoys helping students and early career professionals to find their dream environmental job.

Kristi Foster

Kristi is the Head of Engagement at Conservation Careers and has a Master´s in Conservation Biology.

Her conservation work has led over the past 9 years to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications.

She has has coached over 100 conservationists in career planning, job applications and interviews.

Training | The Conservation Career Kick-starter

Included within the programme is the Conservation Career Kick-Starter – our proven step-by-step system to get clear, get ready, and get hired in the conservation sector. No confusion. No ambiguity. Telling you EXACTLY what to do. Walking you through the entire process.

You’ll get a much clearer idea of the sector, the hot (and hidden) jobs, which ones are right for you, what experience and education you need, and how to apply for them, get interviews and get hired.

After going through the course, you’ll have created a personal career plan which gives you confidence in your job hunt and makes everything quicker, simpler and more fun!

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Taught at over 40 Universities, including...

“You will not regret enrolling in this course! This is an absolutely unmissable opportunity in my book if you have any career aspirations whatsoever: academic, conservation, consultancy, general graduate market.

The process of self-reflection as part of the training will deeply empower you going forward, no matter what path – it will be a fruitful one

Professor Brendan Godley, Chair in Conservation Science, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter.

The proven step-by-step modules

This self-paced course is organised into three modules and seventeen units. You have a full year’s access to the training included within the Kick-Starter, so you can go at a pace that suits you.

The total time commitment is around 15 hours, and you’ll create a clear and complete plan of action for how to secure the conservation job you deserve.

Click the modules below to find out more about each one. 

Discover a deeper understanding of yourself, laying the foundations for a successful career.

Units include:

  • Your Superpowers | Uncover the unique skills and abilities you possess.
  • The History Test | Learn from your past roles to help your future career.
  • Your Skills | Identify what you love doing, and are great at!
  • The Airport Test | Enjoy exploring where you might want to be in five years’ time.
  • Your Preferences | Get clear about which work contexts suit you.
  • Your Causes | Clarify the issues you might want to tackle in your career as a conservationist.

Module outcome – A clearer understanding of who you are, and what’s important in your career going-forwards.

Identifying your dream job within the expansive conservation sector.

Units include:

  • Conservation Employer Types | Learn the different employer types within the conservation, their pros and cons, and explore which is right for?
  • Conservation Job Types | Get a clear picture of the 15 key conservation job types in the sector, their duties, employment criteria, plus an analysis of the hot (and hidden) jobs.
  • Your Job Shortlist | Explore the jobs which suit and excite you, to produce your shortlist.
  • Your Target Conservation Job | Nail your target conservation job. The one which will make you happy, impactful, and successful.
  • Stepping Stones and Switching careers | Identify any transitional roles which can help to get you hired quicker. (Especially relevant for career switchers who might be able to quickly apply your current skills in the conservation sector).

Module outcome – A target conservation job to focus upon.

With a target job the plan becomes simpler. This final module is all about pulling together a plan of action to get you the dream conservation job you deserve.

It includes:

  • Your Gaps | Identify and fill any gaps, quickly, easily, and cheaply, to become super-employable for your chosen role.
  • Commitments | Make a commitment to ensure your career in conservation starts quickly.

Outcome – A clear and complete plan of action for how to secure the job you deserve.

Learn our proven ten-steps system for how to apply for a conservation job.

This includes CVs, Resumes, Cover Letters, and Applications Forms.

By the end of the module, you’ll know the process to follow to craft applications that get you interviews. 

Understand the key aspects of preparing for, and delivering, great interviews that get your hired.

We’ll cover how to handle nerves and ensure you really shine on your special day. Delivering an interview that gets you hired.

By the end of the module, you’ll know the process to follow to be fully prepared to deliver interviews that lead to job offers.

Community Support | Ask questions and get support

The Kick-starter training is a work-at-your-own pace course. You can go as fast as you want, or you can take your time. But what happens when you have a question?

We’re glad you asked! Included within the Conservation Career Kick-Starter are two great resources to help answer your questions and get you unstuck:

Weekly office hours with Conservation Careers

Sometimes you just need to ask the teachers a question. That’s why we host a weekly Zoom call to get your questions answered, and learn from the questions of the others. Can’t make it? All call replays are available inside the course.

Access to the CC Pro private community

Can’t wait until office hours? Ask your question inside the CC Pro private community!

Join our totally new private, growing community of aspiring and professional conservationists in CC Pro. You’ll be welcomed into our private community for six months. Get answers to burning questions, enjoy regular live events, participate in growth challenges, share your coursework, celebrate your successes, chat with your coursemates and more. 

You’re not alone in this.

Live Events

Enjoy regular live events, delivered right to your calendar.

Hear from experts during our webinars, sit in on job application hotseat coaching sessions and more. 

Growth Challenges

Participate in challenges that help you grow professionally. 

From networking to goal setting, we’ll challenge you to get outside your comfort zone and expand your limits (in a good way!)

Feedback

Get 1:1 feedback from your teachers and community.

Get the personalised feedback you need to progress from the team of CC teachers and other community members.

Celebrate Successes

Celebrate your successes and build momentum.

Share your highs and lows with the community to get support and encouragement. 

Peer Support

Get support from a global community of conservationists. 

Chat with your coursemates and build a global support network for your career.

Private Chat

Connect 1:1 with other members via private chat.

If you share an interest, need advice or want to collaborate, it’s easy to connect.

Jobs | Access over 15,000 jobs, volunteer placements, internships, courses & more...

Included in the Kick-Starter is full access to the Conservation Careers Job board. By far the biggest collection of jobs, volunteer placements, internships and training courses. Find the right opportunities quickly, and easily, and stop them slipping you by…

Over 15,000 jobs

Enjoy the biggest conservation job board in the world, with over 15,000 conservation jobs globally.

Covering all job types and levels, we work especially hard to find the early career roles so important to get your career going. 

Vol. & Internships

Search through hundreds of Internships, Volunteerships and Expeditions from across the globe. 

We know some experiences can be expensive … and constantly strive to uncover those precious free (& paid!) opportunities for you to enjoy.

1,500 Courses

Explore career-boosting courses, training-events, Masters Degrees, online courses and much more.

Many of these courses are totally free, and can really boost your employability; helping you to stand out from the crowd.

5,000 Organisations

Which conservation employers are located near you? Who works on marine conservation?

Access our full archive of jobs to identify the right employers for you.

Email Alerts

Don’t let your dream job slip you by, and set up unlimited email alerts.  

You can set up daily, weekly or monthly email alerts, filtered by location, job type, level or keywords. 

Bookmarks

Organise all your jobs with notes so you can save them for later with ease.

Bookmark jobs, volunteer, internships and courses with the click of that bottom, and add your own notes. 

Helping hundreds of conservation organisations find new staff

We work with some of the biggest (and smallest) conservation organiations to find new staff, students, volunteers and students. 

IS THE KICK-STARTER RIGHT FOR ME?

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is for anyone who's seeking to work in the conservation sector.

This includes job seekers, career switchers and students.

Is the Conservation Career Kick-Starter right for me?

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is for anyone who’s seeking to work in the conservation sector. This includes job seekers, career switchers and students.

Job Seekers

Are you currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling? 

We’ll walk you through the process of how to craft applications that make you stand out from the crowd.

We’ll teach you our ten-step system for how to create successful applications. 

We’ll also teach you how to impress in conservation interviews (plus how to control nerves…).

Career Switchers

Have you always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know where to start?

You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and need some clarity on what’s needed to get going.

We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in (especially with all your lovely transferrable skills) and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.

Students

Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish?

There’s no better time to start getting clear about your career options than now.

This way you can use the time before you graduate to fill any gaps we identify together, and be ready to hit the ground running on your graduation day.

FAQs

If you are currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish. There’s no better time to start getting clear about your career options than now. This way you can use the time before you graduate to fill any gaps we identify together, and be ready to hit the ground running on your graduation day.

If you are currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling. We’ll walk you through the process of how to craft applications that make you stand out from the crowd, and how to impress in conservation interviews (plus how to control nerves).

If you have always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know where to start. You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and need some clarity on what’s needed to get going. We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in (especially with all your lovely transferrable skills) and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.

The total time commitment for the CC Kick-starter training is around 15 hours.  We’ve worked hard to fast-track your learnings and condense everything into just what you need to know. All shortcuts, no fluff. You can go entirely at your own pace, and have a year’s access to the units.

Once you sign up for the course you’ll get a confirmation email with full all the details you’ll need in order to get going. 

No! CC Pro is a private support supporting and does not use Facebook. We don’t like Facebook either 🙂

The regular cost for the course is $395 / £295 / €350. 

If within 14 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund.

What's Included?

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is a comprehensive programme of training, support and jobs designed to get you hired quicker as a professional wildlife conservationist. Within the programme are three career-boosting elements to turn your dreams into reality.

Training

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter

Follow our proven step-by-step system to get hired quicker.

Support Community

CC Pro

Join our private CC Pro community for support, events, networking & more.

Jobs

The Conservation Careers Job Board

Enjoy full access to the world’s biggest conservation job board.

How much does it cost?

The regular cost for the course is $395 / £295 / €350 and this includes the training, support community and access to jobs. However, as a GoEco customer we’re happy to offer you 33% off using the checkout buttons below!

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter comes with a 14-day 100% money-back guarantee. If within 14 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund. No questions asked. 

Are you ready?

If you’re serious about becoming a conservationist, why not follow your dreams …

Why not give yourself access to the best resources you can get your hands on?

Why not arm yourself with support, training, and guidance from industry experts?

Why not give yourself every opportunity to become a professional conservationist?

I'm ready!

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Got a question??

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by mail@conservation-careers.com