Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Work Experience

Over the past 10 years over 80 students have joined us for work experience including when we were working as the WDC Woodland Service.

Year 10 and 11 work placement

We work with Bucks Education Business Partnership to deliver 1 or 2 week placements to students in Year 10 and 11.  The time is practically focused as a way to experience the type of outdoor work especially relevant to a potential career in conservation, arboriculture or horticulture. It is also a good alternative option for those considering careers as social workers or carers as we work with such a varied mix of people including those with mental health problems and a range of disabilities and learning difficulties.

I have never really known what career I wanted, but I’ve always enjoyed being outside and have volunteered at different conservation projects abroad, so when I heard about doing some work experience for Chiltern Rangers I was really excited. My first few weeks have been great and really varied; one day I will be working in the woods – putting posts in and making benches, and the next I will be visiting primary schools to assist with teaching the children in their forest school sessions. Its also really fulfilling working closely with the community during the Green Monday and Thursday sessions. Every day is different and I’m learning to use tools and techniques that will help me throughout the rest of my life, and it’s also making me realise that I’d really love a career in this field.

Hannah Baker

8 weeks Work experience

Sixth form work placement

We also offer placements to students in sixth form which often carries on into holidays and leads to other volunteering opportunities. This forms a vital part of the UCAS application process, as well as valuable pre-employment experience.

Chiltern Rangers work experience or placement Award

An integral aspect of Chiltern Rangers’ mission, vision and values is our endeavour to invest in and support all individuals who undertake work experience or a work placement with us.  We have set up a reward scheme where we will consider those candidates who have shown effort, increased added value and increased employability.  The work experience and placement award will be awarded during National Work Experience week in October.

For detailed information on work experience or work placement click on the following forms:

Work experience information

Under 18 work placement Profile form

Over 18 work placement profile form

Work experience Joining instructions


Work experience with Chiltern Rangers is fun, the staff are great and it’s a relaxed environment to work in. It is outdoors work that helps the environment and improves local woodlands and is good exercise!

It looks good on your CV and university applications, especially working with special needs and there are opportunities to continue volunteering after your placement if you wish.

Louise, year 13 student

Sir William Ramsey School