Monday, February 6, 2012

Trainee Keeper – Pets @ Twycross

Trainee Keeper – Pets @ Twycross


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.

Pets @ Twycross are looking to recruit an enthusiastic trainee keeper to join our team. As a section we offer great opportunities for working with a wide range of species including rabbits, guinea pigs, miniature donkeys, alpacas, wallabies, bearded dragons, corn snakes, rats, ferrets, reindeer, pygmy goats, tortoises, chinchillas, ibis, ants and finches.

You must be happy to talk with our visitors, especially children. We are very “hands-on” with our animals and offer many interactive learning experiences.

Ideally you will have an animal related qualification and/or some relevant work experience.

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

To apply for this vacancy, please send your covering letter and CV to

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th February 2012, however due to the high number of applications we are likely to receive, this vacancy will close as soon as we have received a sufficient number of applications.


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