New to Nature Community and Learning trainee - Whipsnade Zoo

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WZ School visit students at Whipsnade zoo

The Community and Learning Trainee at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will support the work of the three strands of the Community and Learning Department – the ‘Learning Programme’ offering workshops for school aged students, the ‘Careers and Youth Programme’ offering vocational and work-based learning opportunities for learners from under-represented backgrounds and the ‘Community Programme’ offering courses, workshops and events for people in our targeted community groups. 



Placement title:  

Community & Learning Trainee 


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 

Contract type: 

12 Months, Fixed term 

Number of hours per week: 

35 hours per week.  Will consider part time role as a reasonable adjustment. 

Working pattern: 

Generally Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm but this can be flexible and some weekend/evening work may be required. 

Hourly rate of pay  



ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, LU6 2LF  

Accessible by public transport: 


Application Closing date:

12pm, Friday 17th February 2023

Anticipated Start Date: 

Monday 17th April 2023 




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We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18-25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are living with a disability or are from low-income households. 

You can apply for this placement via the following link:  

This is hosted by Groundwork UK who will check the suitability of applicants, before passing the application on to the placement organisation, who will shortlist applicants to an informal interview process. 

Please ensure you carefully select the correct role from the drop-down list, to ensure your details are passed to the correct placement organisation. 

If you have any questions about the application form, contact Groundwork UK at:  

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