Student Placements

Here at Tropical Wings Zoo we offer student placements for people enrolled on an animal care course. These placements are designed to give experience of working in a zoo environment as a Junior Keeper. Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of the placement.

Students Placements are 1 to 3 days per week for a minimum of 1 semester or 5 days per week for a minimum of four consecutive weeks. We do not offer placements for shorter periods. Places are limited and each place is offered subject to an interview. Tropical Wings Zoo is unable to assist in any travel or accommodation expenses and no payment is associated with these placements.

Here is an example of some of the duties:

  • Cleaning out animal enclosures
  • Preparing food and feeding the animals
  • Assisting with daily checks on animals
  • Assisting in refurbishment, maintenance and repair of enclosures
  • Preparing enrichment for the animals
  • Cleaning and maintaining public areas

Please note that we do not offer work experience for under 16’s.

To apply, email a cv and covering letter to

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