Careers and courses

Learn more about conservation and the animal kingdom, plus find out about careers with animals.


Zoo Academy course participants at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Zoo Academy (15-17 year olds) Zoo Academy

ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are pleased to announce the return of our exciting animal based courses designed for 15-17 year olds who wish to become vets, vet nurses, zoo keepers or complete other animal related studies.

ZSL Zoo Academy


Junior Zoo Academy
Junior Zoo Academy

With the success of Zoo Academy for older students, ZSL London & Whipsnade Zoo are excited to launch Junior Zoo Academy.

Aimed at children aged 8-10, this is a great programme for those who are interested in animals and want to learn more in the zoo!

Junior Zoo Academy at ZSL London Zoo

Junior Zoo Academy at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo


ZSL Animal Careers Conference

This is a one-day conference hosted at ZSL London Zoo and aimed at students aged 16-21 who are interested in pursuing an animal based career. 

ZSL Animal Careers Conference


Careers Advice

Work experience    

ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are no longer able to offer work experience placements on the animal keeping sections.


If you are interesting in getting involved with ZSL why not volunteer at ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Find out more about volunteering.