Building Careers and Changing Lives
New to Nature aims to provide life-changing experiences for people who might not normally have access to a career in the environmental sector, with young people who are from an ethnic minority, who are disabled or who are from low-income homes being encouraged to apply for roles in all areas of the nature sector.
One of the key aspects that sets New to Nature apart is that our trainees are paid a competitive wage for 12-months while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the environmental sector. This not only allows them to support themselves but also offers a stepping stone towards a fulfilling career.
New to Nature provides dedicated support through employment mentors who guide and assist trainees, helping them navigate the challenges of the workplace and providing valuable insights and advice.
News and Blogs
Read the latest programme news and trainee authored blogs
Learn how to make recruitment practices more inclusive
Force of Nature
Pledge to create more accessible pathways into the sector
Meet the trainees
The New to Nature peer group includes 96 people, all of which are new diverse talent undertaking traineeships in environmental organisations across the UK, with each member going on their own unique, personal journey. Read some of these stories below:
Growing green careers across the UK
Who’s behind New to Nature?
New to Nature is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the King’s Coronation. The programme is delivered through a partnership of Groundwork, The Prince’s Trust, Disability Rights UK, Mission Diverse and the Youth Environmental Service.