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Ongoing updates and improvements

Work Experience

We are unable to support work experience in any department due to our health and safety policies.

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Animal-based placements

We do not have any work experience placements available as we are unable to support these within the animal teams.

You may benefit from a volunteer role as these will give you a valuable experience around site. These are designed for people who are local and can commit to a regular day of the week throughout the year. Our volunteer roles are for those age 18 or over.  Please see the volunteer roles available here. These are constantly changing depending on availability.

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Research placement years and visiting researchers

Please take a look at the Wild Planet Trust website for full details of our research projects and how to register your interest in carrying one out.



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Vet Centre work experience

Please email our Vet Team at [email protected] detailing your experience to date (i.e. what courses you have done or what you hope to do in the future) and the dates/time period you are looking for vet work experience for.

They will then be able to let you know the possibilities for work experience with our Vet Team.