THE Conservation Career Kick-Starter


The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is a 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 will finally give you confidence in your job hunt and will make everything quicker, simpler and more fun!



What’s included?

Support from us. You’ll have support from us (see profiles below) via email, Zoom, and in our private Facebook group. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Three modules organized into 17 video tutorials walking you through the process of how to get a conservation job. You’ll be guided by me through the entire process and I’ll be there to answer any questions you might have. These cover the conservation industry, self-assessment, finding your niche, getting experienced & the job hunt, how to apply for a conservation job, being great at interviews, and top tips in your conservation job hunt.

Access to a growing online community of course-mates from across the globe to share ideas, ask questions and support one another.

A workbook including a series of practical tasks designed to build the essential skills needed to focus and speed up your job hunt. It also captures all your learnings and next steps – forming a personalized career plan.

A year’s membership to the Conservation Careers Academy (worth £40). This gives you access to around 8,000 opportunities (jobs, volunteering, Internships, courses and more), our CV talent pool, online forum, eBook (if you haven’t already downloaded it!) and much more…!

30 day 100% money-back guarantee. If you’re not totally happy, we’ll give you your money back – no questions asked.

Certificate. Everyone who completes the course receives a certificate.

Your Career Support Team​

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 he has worked across the Academic, Private, Public, Charity and Enterprise sectors.

During his career, he has raised over $3,000,000 for conservation projects across 120 countries to help threatened species and habitats. Recently, he has helped thousands of people into their dream conservation job.

Since establishing Conservation Careers he has spoken to over 500 professional conservationists and curated their advice, and his experience, into this online course.

He’ll be your lead course guide and can’t wait to help you get your conservation career on track!

Dr Fernando Mateos-González

Fernando is 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, in amazing places such as the rainforests of Trinidad & Tobago, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or Lake Tanganyika in Zambia.

He currently works as a conservation biologist in the Czech Republic, and supports expeditions as a mercenary biologist. Last year, he joined the BBC in the Peruvian Amazon to shoot scenes for the recent Sir David Attenborough series “One Planet: Seven Worlds”.

In his free time, he runs, where he helps 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.

She’s really passionate about helping conservationists find and fulfil their potential in the sector.

Her conservation work has led over the past 7 years to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications.

She has worked for Ecotourism Australia, Fauna & Flora International (UK) and the World Agroforestry Centre (Kenya) and is looking forward to helping you on your career path!

The #1 career training course for budding conservationists

A proven system with happy students across the globe, with 100% satisfaction and recommendation ratings!

Walks you through EVERY part of the process step-by-step from getting clear about your options, to getting ready and getting hired.

Need some accountability, inspiration & feedback (and answers to any of your questions)?

The Conservation Career Kick-Starter PRIVATE Facebook group (which you will get access to with your enrollment) has like-minded students working through the modules alongside you and supporting you.

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The proven step-by-step modules

Students Getting Results

PUB TO DREAM JOB: “I still can’t believe that all of this wasn’t thought during my time at university! I can safely say that without this course, I probably would still be working in a pub in Manchester and applying for my dream jobs, unsuccessfully. I now work in one of the most beautiful places in the west of Scotland, get to see amazing wildlife every day. Thank you!”

Kilian Hughes, UK

SWITCHED CAREERS: “I got hired for an education and outreach position teaching about endemic butterflies at a local conservation area! As a career switcher, it’s my first conservation related job. The course has really helped me focus on how I want my future career to look. Thank you for a wonderful program!

Christina Carlton, USA.

Ready to Get Started?

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Plus: We’ll send you a free guide for how to apply for a conservation job, with examples of successful CVs, Resumes and Cover Letters. Your free guide will be delivered to your inbox, and the video training will begin on 1st June – just click the button below to get started.