Work Experience

Work Experience Placements

We are NOT accepting work experience applications. Please check back in the future for further information.

If you would like to apply for a work experience placement please read the details below carefully. If you fulfil the criteria below and wish to apply for a placement, please complete the application form.


All applicants must have an interest in following an animal related career path. Relevant practical experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Students aged 16–18 can apply for a one to two-week placement on our Children’s Farm, working predominantly with domestic species.

Students aged 18 and above can apply for a two to four-week placement, working on one of our animal sections:

  • Reptiles & invertebrates
  • Birds
  • Small mammals & primates
  • Large mammals

Whilst every effort will be made to match your date requirements and area of interest with the relevant section, due to the high demand for placements this will not always be possible.

There is no accommodation or public transport services to Cotswold Wildlife Park, so please make sure that you arrange transport and or accommodation for the duration of your placement

All students must undergo an interview before being accepted. If you are interested in applying for a placement please download our Work Experience Placement Application (Word) and return it to the email address:

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens