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Would you like to work for one of the South West’s largest conservation charities?

There are a wide range of roles at Wild Planet Trust, from seasonal vacancies looking after visitors at both of our zoos, to careers in animal care, education and conservation.

Staff at Wild Planet Trust are based at one of our two zoos: Paignton Zoo in Devon or Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. You can find out about our current vacancies below, or register with us to be notified about future vacancies.


Other opportunities

We offer a variety of opportunities for people to gain practical experience in the following areas:

Veterinary students

If you are interested in gaining experience in veterinary care for a wide range of animals, please contact our Paignton-based team on: vetcentre@wildplanettrust.org.uk

Placement students

Our research and applied husbandry placement programmes have been tailor-made to enable students to gain experience in a wide range of techniques. The 10-month voluntary placements have been designed to work within university undergraduate industrial year programmes and to provide students with the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Visiting researchers

We accept visiting researchers, of all levels, who wish to carry out independent study within our sites. We are also happy to support research by filling out questionnaires and providing samples.