Ever wondered what it's like to work in a zoo?
We live in an age where access to the variety of the animal kingdom has never been easier - we can visit good zoos, watch inspiring TV programmes or travel the planet 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.
- 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