Work Experience at the Chestnut Centre
Applications are accepted from September 2012 until 31st December 2012 for placements in 2013.
We have a limited number of placements and try to accommodate as best we can. Applicants must be over 18 years. Unfortunately we do not take on volunteers.
During work experience you will shadow one of our qualified and experience keepers through out the park, learning skills in animal husbandry. Key tasks will include:
- Cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures.
- Food preparation for the animals.
- Feeding of the animals.
- Rehabilitation of wild animals
Being an animal keeper is a physically demanding job, and especially here at the Chestnut Centre due to the terrain of the site, so you need to be fit and healthy. Competition is high so we have criteria when short-listing applicants before being invited for an interview.
- Applicants must be available for a minimum period of 2 weeks
- Individuals should be seriously considering a career in the field of Zoology, animal husbandry or a related subject.
Applications are now closed for 2012.
Applications will be accepted from September 2012 for 2013 work placements.
Interviews will be arranged during January and February
Successful applicants will be contacted after all interviews have been conducted.
To apply please send us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you want to carry out your work experience with us. Please include any possible dates that you could attend.
Please send to Rebecca Wood:
By email: email@example.com
By Post: The Chestnut Centre