Animal Husbandry and Welfare Careers

Animal Husbandry and Welfare Careers

Working with animals can be a very rewarding career choice, however competition for places is as fierce as the big cats here on safari. There are thousands of graduates from universities all over the country every year and a limited number of collections, and therefore jobs available in the UK.

At Knowsley Safari, we try to provide opportunities for those wanting to explore an animal related career. Below, you’ll find more information on internships with our animal team, as well as the opportunities and programs we offer for those from age 11.

Don’t forget to check out our Careers FAQ and Advice page too to increase your chance of succeeding in this career path.

Animal Husbandry and Welfare Careers

Are you aged between 11 and 14 and looking for a fun taste of what being an Animal Keeper is all about then consider our Junior Rangers Kids Club. It’s a 2-day club and a fantastic opportunity for animal lovers.

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Are you aged 15-18 and looking to work with animals of in conservation? Our Knowsley Academy has been developed for those serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper or conservationist. It’s an intensive 5-day course covering not only practical husbandry experience but also sessions on diet, anatomy, behaviour and a CV workshop.

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If you are currently studying towards an animal related degree then our Student Keeper Internship could be for you! This one-year program has been designed to offer students an education in the practical aspects of an Animal Keeper role within an outstanding Safari Park, surrounded by experienced Keepers who are more than happy to pass on their skills and knowledge.

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