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Work Experience Placements

We offer work experience weeks (Monday-Friday) to students that are aged 15 years or older through their schools, in conjunction with the local West Lothian Council.

This can be applied for via gateway.  The work experience weeks involve assisting the keepers with food preparation, feeding the animals,and cleaning the enclosures.  We also run six one-week work shadowing placements each summer for those in higher education.

This includes veterinary students and those studying another relevant course (zoology, animal management, conservation biology, animal biology etc) at college or university.

Students that are interested in applying for one of these work shadowing weeks can contact  for more information on how to apply.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2022 higher education placements.

All applicants must submit a CV and covering letter to by Monday the 20th of December 2021.

If you would like any further information on work experience at the zoo, please email or call the office on 01506 870 000.

How do I apply to do a work experience placement?

If you are interested in applying to take part in one of our higher education work placements please follow the guidance in the document below:

FSZ – higher education work shadowing 2022