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Work Experience

Student Work Experience Placements in the Animal Keeping Department

As the situation around COVID-19 progresses, it is with a heavy heart that we have temporarily closed our gates and as such are no longer taking work experience requests. We look forward to re-opening in the near future but for now, stay safe and take care of each other. Team TZ

To apply for a placement after this date, please read the following criteria to determine whether you qualify:

  • You must be available for a 3 consecutive weeks placement (Monday-Friday) and;
  • You must be a minimum age of 18 years and;
  • You must be enrolled on or currently studying for an animal-related course at Level 3 or above

Please note accommodation and transport must be arranged independently and funded by the student.

If you meet all of the above criteria and would like to be considered for a work experience placement, please download the Application Pack. You should then forward your completed Application Form, Tutor Statement and signed Privacy Statement by email to or by post to HR Department, Twycross Zoo, East Midland Zoological Society, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX.

Twycross Zoo Application Pack for Work Experience

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