ZSL Animal Careers Conference

This inspiring conference is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career working with animals. Giving you the tools to kick start your career, you’ll learn from experts working with animals in a range of exciting roles, get advice on job and voluntary opportunities and network with like minded people.


You can expect an exciting day that will leave you filled with plenty of ideas to help you choose the right career path for you. The day will include:

  • Inspiring speakers from ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo’s
  • Advice stands with charities such as Animal Welfare Trust
  • Volunteering and experience opportunities
  • Networking with speakers
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • A goody bag

Date: Tuesday 27 August
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: ZSL London Zoo - Prince Albert Suite
Entry Price: £125
(Fellows/Members £105 or book 10 or more places for £95pp)

The Speakers
Some of the speakers you could hear from include:

  • Zoo Keeper
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Conservation Project Manager
  • Brand Marketing Manager

The Charities
Some of the charities you could meet are:

  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust
  • RSPB
  • Tiggywinkles Vet Hospital
  • Animal Welfare Trust
  • British Ecological Society


Fully Funded Places
We are offering fully-funded places for up to nineteen students who would benefit from attending the conference if they are in full-time education and either in receipt of free school meals or a government university maintenance grant. To apply, please complete this application form and email to zooacademylz@zsl.org. Please use the opportunity to make yourself stand out!

The closing date for fully-funded places is 15 July 2019. Applications received after this date will not be valid. Applicants will hear if they have been successful after 22 July 2019. Unfortunately these fully funded places are currently only open to UK residents. Apologies for any disappointment.