Do you know anyone between 15 and 18 years old looking to work with animals or in conservation? Knowsley Academy has been developed for those serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper or conservationist.
The intensive 5 day course covers practical husbandry experience with a range of animals which may include antelopes, reptiles, carnivores and giraffes. Tasks vary but can include: mucking out, preparing food, making enrichment devices or watching a training session.
There are also theory sessions on diet, anatomy, and behaviour, as well as workshops discussing topical issues within the industry. There will also be a question and answer session focusing on careers, with animal professionals for parents and students, plus assistance on writing personal statements and interview technique.
We will work with those on the course to develop a portfolio to provide evidence of work and successful completion of the course. Candidates will receive a certificate, personal reference statement and CD of images from their time on the course.
Who are we looking for?
Participants will need to be hard working and committed to both practical and theoretical tasks. We will be working outside in all weather conditions just as our vets, keepers and students do. The course is a maximum of 12 participants; students will be working with the education team and professionals in the industry so working as a team is essential.
£243 for our members
£270 for non-members.
As these are very popular courses recommend booking early where possible.
Please note that due to the unpredictable nature of working with animal we reserve the right to add, change or replace elements of the program without prior notice or explanation.