Zoo Careers

Explore behind the scenes

Ever wondered what it's like to work in a zoo?

We live in an age where access to the animal kingdom has never been closer, it is brought into our living rooms via documentaries and we can travel to any environment to witness it first-hand. Many people want to turn their passion for animals in to a career but don't know how or where to start.

Let us help by guiding you through what it's like to work within a zoological collection and discuss careers in conservation and safeguarding the future of many iconic and important species. From understanding the varying roles within a safari park, to how a single collection should function as part as a wider movement - we guarantee you'll learn something new! We'll provide a useful insight into working in the industry and how to get your foot in the door.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the variety of roles within a zoological collection
  • Discover routes of entry to a career working with exotic animals
  • Research opportunities
  • Tips on CV writing and interview technique

Curriculum for Excellence

“I am developing the skills and attributes which I will need for learning, life and work. I am gaining understanding of the relevance of my current learning to future opportunities. This is helping me to make informed choices about my life and learning.” HWB 3-19a

“Based on my interests, skills, strengths and preferences, I am supported to make suitable, realistic and informed choices, set manageable goals and plan for my further transitions.” HWB 4-19a

 *Please note - sessions involve no direct contact with animals


30 mins
£1 per pupil
11 - 18 years


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01786 841456
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