Work Experience

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Work experience

We have a limited number of 1-week school work experience placements available each year, so if you’re interested, apply as early as possible! The placements usually include working in both the aquarium as well as the shop & café, so you’ll get a variety of experience.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old - we are no longer able to take on anyone under the age of 16 for work experience. Please be aware that it is NOT possible to run any placements in July or during school holidays

1-week placements are also available to college/A-level students focusing on biological subjects, these involve animal husbandry and maintenance work in the aquarium.

To apply for a work experience placement with us, download the application form and send it to Zooteam Manager Sarah Meakin at Please mention in your covering letter which dates you would prefer, and also what date you need confirmation by. We look forward to hearing from you!