Work Experience

Work Experience 2020

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 below.


All students must have an interest in following an animal related career path. Relevant practical experience would be an advantage.

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

Students aged 18 and above can apply for a four week placement working on one of our four animal sections;

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

All four week placements start on the first Monday of each month, no exceptions.
Whilst every effort will be made to match your interest with the relevant section, due to the high demand for placements this will not always be possible.

All students must undergo an interview before being accepted. If you are interested in applying for a placement in 2020 please download our Work Experience Placement Application (Word) and return it to the email address given on the form.

Please note that due to the high volume of enquiries we receive, we are unable to respond to any requests that do not fit the above criteria.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens