Thursday, June 9, 2011

Modern Apprentice - Animal Keeping Department

Modern Apprentice
Animal Keeping Department

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 1,000 animals and is the most comprehensive collection of primate species and subspecies in the western world. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

A position has become available for a Modern Apprentice in our Animal Keeping Department. You will already be working towards an appropriate animal related qualification, having successfully completed your first year of study. Your application will have the support and approval of your college tutor and you will be expected to complete your qualification within the length of the apprenticeship, which will commence in September 2011 and last for a period of 12 months

The successful applicant will assist on various sections in the Zoo, ensuring that animal keeping is carried out to our required standards on a day-to-day basis. You will shadow keepers and work under supervision at all times.

The role is full time, including weekends on a rota system. The position is monthly paid and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday, 5% employer’s pension contribution.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: Friday 24th June 2011


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