To support young conservationists, we’ve reached out to a range of professionals who have given their advice and guidance on their career path, their roles in conservation and what advice they’d give to young people starting out. We hope you find these resources useful!
Many of these resources were kindly provided by mentors from the AFON mentoring scheme. To find out more about the scheme, and how you could get tailored careers advice, please visit the webpage
Blog by Richard Guy, who is a Project Manager for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Richard is one of the AFON mentors. In this blog, Richard tells us his career journey and gives his advice on finding the role for you.
Blog by Peter Robertson, who is a Senior Sites Manager for the RSPB, working in Dorset. Peter is one of the AFON mentors. In this blog, Peter gives his golden rules for job applications, CVs and interviews.
Blog by David Tompkins, who is a Project Officer with the RSPB in Northern Scotland. David is one of the AFON mentors. In this blog, David discusses how you can get into conservation without following the university route.