Primate Keeper Apprentice

  • Wingham Wildlife Park
  • Shatterling,, Kent
  • £4.81 per hour

Wingham Wildlife Park is a family run wildlife park with big emphasis on animal husbandry, conservation and education. We are looking for candidates with a passion and interest in animals, with a willingness to learn and adapt to different environments. Please scroll down to read full description!

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  • GMFJ Reference
    191999
  • Wages
    £4.81 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/06/2022
  • Start Date
    07/09/2022

  • Location
    Shatterling,
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Animal Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Wingham Wildlife Park

Description

Wingham Wildlife Park is Kent’s fastest growing wildlife park, just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, in Kent. As a family-owned park, we’re proud to house the largest number of animal species including tigers, flamingos, bats, or even the adorable red panda.

We are looking for a Primate Keeper apprentices where the key responsibilities will be the day-to-day husbandry of animals on the section, observational note taking, assisting with preparing diets, providing enrichment and assisting with animal training and maintaining exhibits and other areas. You should be confident to be able to, with training and support, conduct public talks and guest experiences.


Some of the primates that will be under your care will include: Gibbons, chimpanzees, Tamarins and Marmosets, the Bornean Orangutan as well lemur, sloths and many many more!

This is a 24-month fixed term contract where you will receive statutory holiday, staff discounts, in house training, plus access to an extensive training budget covering external workshops and conferences.


Some animal related experience would be desirable but not essential - no other animal specific qualifications are needed.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in animal care of exotic species, conservation and a willingness to learn new skills. You must be happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions and be physically fit to meet the demands of the role.

Good verbal and written communication skills are essential and you must be willing to adapt to different situations and able to work under pressure. Excellent observation skills and to be self motivated.


Days of work: Working 5 out of 7 days per week on a rota based system

8am - 4:30pm or 9am - 5:30pm


Other apprenticeship vacancies we also have are:


  • Mammal Keeper Apprentice
  • Bird Keeper Apprentice
  • Carnivore Keeper Apprentice
  • Reptile Keeper Apprentice
  • Invertebrate Keeper Apprentice


For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 191999)

Some animal related experience would be desirable but not essential - no other animal specific qualifications are needed.

Good verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as Excellent observation skills.

Be a team player!


GCSE Level 4/ Grade C in Maths and English or equivalent.

Contact Haddon Training to discuss if not yet achieved - Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills Maths and English

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The successful candidate will have a strong interest in animal care of exotic species, conservation and a willingness to learn new skills. You must be happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions and be physically fit to meet the demands of the role.

Adapt to different situations and able to work under pressure and be highly self motivated.


Possibility of further employment after completion of the apprenticeship. Access to an extensive training budget which can cover external online CPD relevant courses.

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