Animal Careers Workshop

How do you get a job at the Zoo? What kinds of jobs are available? In our Animal Careers workshop, students will learn about the wide range of careers available here at ZSL London Zoo, the oldest scientific zoo in the world!

During this workshop students will consider the key skills needed for certain careers, covering keepers, vets, conservation and research work abroad. They’ll learn about transferable skills, and how important practical experience is in the world of animal work. 

They will then have an opportunity to investigate real equipment used by various ZSL staff members, such as microscopes, pH testing kits and live cameras monitoring wild animal populations across the world.

Keeper Jessica with a Humboldt penguin at ZSL London Zoo

Age Group: KS3-4 (11-16 years old years old)
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 35 students
Availability: Mon-Fri at 10:30,11:30 or 12:30 (term-time only)
Cost of session: £45 


Intended learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the various routes into animal-based careers at ZSL 
  • Gain an understanding of the conservation work ZSL is doing across its 4 branches 
  • Investigate equipment ZSL staff may use 
  • Gain an understanding of the qualifications and practical experience that will aid them in reaching an animal-based career