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Sam Sykes LTD- Zoo Keeper’s Residential

Get up close and personal with exotic species on the BIAZA award winning Sam Sykes and Blackpool Zoo, Zoo Keeper’s Residential. This unique hands on 5 day and 5 night residential has been designed for 16 – 25 year olds by industry leading experts to give 40 hours work experience towards Vet Med applications, and includes a focus on research and animal behaviour, specialised care, digestion and nutrition and the value and purpose of enrichment. Participants will get to sneak a peak behind the scenes to explore the work of the zoo keeper and the role of a modern zoo including ‘Project Elephant’, showcasing in situ conservation and a new concept in animal care. The perfect mix of theory and practice, participants will compile a dossier of evidence of experiences which can be presented as an extra ‘wow factor’ at interview for university courses. Participants will have access to the Blackpool Zoo Education team, qualified vets and the Sam Sykes instructors too, who can help with career advice and provide contact details for further work and work experience opportunities both at Blackpool zoo, across the UK and abroad. This course includes accommodation and seriously tasty food for the duration. What are you waiting for? Take a walk on the wild side!

Course date:
25/08/2019
Course location:
Blackpool
Course fee:
£640 + VAT