Every year we are pleased to offer a rare opportunity to gain excellent practical experience in our fabulous wetland sites by offering a number of year-long placements.


Current vacancies


Living Collections Assistant at WWT Casle Espie

We are looking to recruit volunteers for a 6 to 12 month period for 4 / 5 days a week - starting in September 2021. These placements will help the Living Collections team. These are great opportunities for people looking to gain or build animal care experience, or willing to get stuck in to outdoor work with animals.

**Deadline has been extended until Friday 27 November**

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Aviculture Placement, Living Collections team at WWT Slimbridge

In this interesting and practical role you will be assisting the bird team in all aspects of caring for our avian species. This role would be an ideal placement for someone who is looking to develop their practical skill set in preparation for a career in the zoo industry.

We have two full-time placements available. The first is to start as soon as possible and would be for between 5-6 months (finishing by August 2021). The second is a year-long placement starting in August / September 2021. Applications for both roles close on Friday 27 November.

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Living Collections placement, WWT Washington

We are looking to recruit a volunteer for a 6 to 12 month period for 4 / 5 days a week – starting in September 2021.

This placement will help the team in their work caring for the animal collection consisting of flamingos, cranes, waterfowl and otters.

This is a great opportunity for people looking to gain or build animal care experience within a visitor attraction environment, or looking to get stuck in to outdoor work with animals alongside an enthusiastic and committed team. The closing date for applications is Monday 21 December 2020.

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