Student work experience SWE24-008: Ynyslas

This is a student work experience opportunity which is offered to help the student(s) to gain skills, knowledge and experience.

It allows the hosting team to share their knowledge and gain experience in working with young people whilst promoting NRW and the wider environmental sector.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2024

Placement title:

SWE24-008 Ynyslas



Base (Office/Depot):

Ynyslas Visitor Centre

Start date:

Mon 22 and Mon 29 July 2024

End date:

Fri 26 July and Fri 2 August 2024

Placement hours:

9am - 5pm

Number of placements available:


Level of Placement:


AS/ A Level or equivalent

GCSE or equivalent

All 15+


Any aged 16+

Welsh Language:

This placement will be delivered through the medium of Welsh and English

Additional Information

What will you do

  • Site safety checks
  • Litterpicking
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Greet and give out H&S/site info to visitors
  • Sell goods via the till in the VC
  • Restocking
  • Cleaning
  • Staff the gate and take payments for the car park
  • Assist groups/any visitors who require help

Who will you be working with

Hannah (VC Officer) and Andrea, Roger, Helen and Katja (VC staff). Potentially Justin (land manager) for a day or two.

Where will you be working

Ynyslas VC and the wider reserve

What other information is relevant to the placement

Ynyslas is a very exposed location, it gets HOT in the summer months and there is very little shade. We work outdoors in all but the most extreme weathers, but ensure that staff get adequate breaks each day. We also undertake light manual work such as litterpicking (sometimes heavy items wash up on the beach and we need to bring them back to the centre to safely dispose of them), sweeping/shovelling sand off steps, moving tables and chairs and cutting vegetation back.

You will need sturdy boots/shoes, sun hat, sun cream, appropriate clothes for working outdoors, packed lunch and water bottle.

Placement Advert Information

To assess your suitability for the placement, we may contact you or ask you to meet us for an informal interview.

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete a Placement Agreement which sets out the responsibilities and expectations for the placement.

Closing date for applications: 30/06/2024

Submitting your application

Please send your completed application form and equalities monitoring form to by the closing date, using the placement number as a reference.

Application form

Equalities Monitoring Form

To apply: send your completed Application Form and Equalities Monitoring Form to  

For further details: please contact the Placement Manager.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the placement manager to discuss what happens next. This could be an email, phone call or an invitation to an informal interview. If you are unsuccessful we will also let you know and explain why.

We’re passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. We embrace equality of opportunity irrespective of disability, neurodivergence, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, gender expression and gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, culture, or religion. We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

We are committed to equal opportunities and we guarantee interviews for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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