We have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice keeper to join our Zoo Animal Management (ZAM) team and acquire specialist on the job training. This vacancy is open to those aged 18-24 due to government funding restrictions and provisions under the Young People at Work regulations.
The apprentice keeper will work to a high standard under the direction of the Head Keeper. The ZAM department care for the main collection of animals at the zoo and the successful candidate will assist in caring for a variety of domestic and exotic species whilst also providing support for the rest of their respective team where required.
No prior zoo or animal husbandry experience for the post of apprentice is required as full in house training will be given, although candidates will be expected to demonstrate a keen interest in zoo animal husbandry. The successful candidate will also be expected to achieve an NVQ Level 2 in animal care during the course of their apprenticeship which is expected to last between 12-14 months.
Hours: Average 40 hours a week
Salary: £2.65 per hour - for the first year, rising to minimum wage thereafter
This role is based at Banham Zoo.
If you would like an opportunity to join our team please do the following;
Download andcomplete an application form and send it, with a covering letter and cv, explaining why you would be a suitable candidate for this apprenticeship to:- Tracey Moore, Head Keeper, Banham Zoo, The Grove, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE or email firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date is the 8th November 2013
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