ZSL Animal Careers Conference

Due to operational and staff changes precipitated by COVID-19, we are regrettably postponing our vocational courses until further notice. We understand that this is disappointing, but we would like to reassure you that all postponed experiences at ZSL London Zoo can be rearranged for a later date. We are currently offering rearrangements of bookings made up to 30 April. Any bookings made after this date will be reviewed as we continue to act on the advice of the Government. Please email zooacademylz@zsl.org to discuss your booking. Thank you for your understanding.  

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 both ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • Advice stands with charities such as Animal Welfare Trust
  • Volunteering and experience opportunities
  • Networking with speakers
  • 10% discount voucher at main Terrace Restaurant

Date: Thursday 16th April 2020
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: ZSL London Zoo - Huxley Lecture Theatre
Entry Price: £60
Age Range: 16+

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
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • Tiggywinkles Vet Hospital
  • Animal Welfare Trust
  • British Ecological Society


Fully Funded Places
We are offering fully-funded places for up to fifteen 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: File 2020 ZSL Animal Careers Conference FF Place Application (51.33 KB) and email to zooacademylz@zsl.org. Please use the opportunity to make yourself stand out!

The closing date for fully-funded places is 13th March 2020. Applications received after this date will not be valid. Applicants will hear if they have been successful after 20th March 2020. Unfortunately these fully funded places are currently only open to UK residents. Apologies for any disappointment.

This event currently only runs at ZSL London Zoo, for more information, email us at zooacademylz@zsl.org

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