Sandwich year placements

Bristol Zoological Society and Bristol Zoo Gardens offer sandwich year placements to dedicated students wishing to gain valuable work experience in preparation for their future career. 

For 2020, we have placement opportunities in a number of departments within the zoo: 

Field Conservation & Science (2 positions)

Conservation Campaigns

Mammals (small) 

Mammals (large) 

Birds Reptiles and Amphibians



Native Species 

Wild Place Project (hoofed animals)

Click on the links above to find further information on each placement available. To apply, send a CV and covering letter to outlining your areas of interest and relevant parts of your training and experience.  Please make clear the sandwich placement position you are applying for on your covering letter.  The deadline for applications is on 21st November 2019 (to start September 2020).  Placements are competitive, and interviews will take place in the beginning of December 2019. Please note that as we are a charity, we cannot offer paid placements or accommodation.  Please ensure that you are able to fund yourself during this period.


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