National Mentoring Day – Finding a Mentor in the Conservation Sector

In celebration of National Mentoring Day today A Focus on Nature is highlighting their mentoring scheme, for 18-30 year olds. Through the mentoring scheme, professionals from the conservation sector provide tailored advice to young people with a passion for nature.

Trying to start a career in conservation can feel quite daunting. There aren’t many graduate schemes and advice can be hard to find unless you know someone personally who has worked in the sector. School or university careers advisors might not know much about the career paths available in the environmental sector. This is why the AFON mentoring scheme was set up – to provide career support and advice to young people interested in wildlife photography, nature writing, environmental policy, ecological recording, outdoors education or practical habitat management. 

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