We have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join our Animal Training and Presentation (AT&P) 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 will work to a high standard under the direction of the Head of Animal Training & Presentation. AT&P provide in house falconry and Amazing Animals presentations and the successful candidate will also provide support for the rest of the respective team where required, working under their guidance with a variety of domestic and exotic species.
No prior zoo or animal training 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 animal training and 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. Please note there is no progression route to level 3 due to the job role and responsibilities and that applicant’s with degree level education are not eligible to apply due to the current legislation.
Hours: Average 40 hours a week
Salary £2:73 per hour – for the first year, rising to minimum wage thereafter, dependant on age.
This role is based at Banham Zoo and is likely to commence in the New Year. Please note that there is no on site accommodation available for this position, it is therefore assumed that applicants will live locally to the zoo, have their own transport or be in a position to relocate affordably.
If you would like an opportunity to join our team please do the following;
Download and complete an application form and send it, with a covering letter (and your CV if you have one), explaining why you would be a suitable candidate for this apprenticeship to:- Andy Hallsworth, Head of Animal Training & Presentation, Banham Zoo, The Grove, Banham Norfolk NR16 2HE or email email@example.com
Closing date for applications is the 14th December 2014
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