Work experience on the Eastern Moors

Each year we have a limited number of places for work experience students to join our team. Offering estate assistant roles, visitor experience assistant roles, or even a combination of each, young people are given a genuine opportunity to contribute to nature conservation in the Peak District National Park.

Estate Assistant students will help us deliver the habitat management and estate maintenance aspects of our management plan. This may include tasks such as woodland management, moorland management and maintaining infrastructure such as gates, pathways and dry-stone walls. All these tasks and more, are vital for the conservation of the site and for retaining good access to, and around the estate.

Visitor Experience Assistant students will help us deliver a visitor experience that exceeds visitor expectations. This includes the day to day maintenance of the car parks, emptying bins and litter picking and improving infrastructure such as repairing footpaths. They may also help in delivering events for a range of ages and design posters and display boards.

Work experience students will be enthusiastic and approachable and be happy to work as part of a team. They will be ready to muck in with the mundane tasks as well as the more interesting elements of the job. They will have a good level of fitness and be happy to work outdoors in all weather and will have a keen interest in nature conservation.

Work experience students will be provided with PPE (personal protective equipment) as required. This may include waterproof coat and trousers. They will need to provide their own sturdy footwear such as walking boots and appropriate clothing for the weather, a packed lunch and a rucksack or small bag for carrying your personal kit.

How to apply

Work experience placements will be accepted on a first come first served basis and are limited each year. If you would like to apply for a work experience placement please contact Katherine Clarke or Bryony Thomson on 01433 630316 or email enquiries@easternmoors.org.uk. Please specify whether you are applying for the Visitor Experience Assistant placement, the Estate Assistant placement or a combination of the two roles. If we have placements available, you will be notified and sent application forms which must be completed, signed and returned to confirm your placement.