Careers...

Do you enjoy making people smile? Do you want to work in a fun and rewarding environment?

West Midland Safari Park is one of Worcestershire’s biggest and most unusual employers. From catering and retail, engineering and maintenance, animal care and training, to marketing or teaching, we have career opportunities for all!

We offer a range of seasonal, fixed term and permanent jobs as well as apprenticeships, internships, work experience placements and volunteering roles. Explore the opportunities below to find the perfect one for you!

Seasonal Vacancies
Seasonal...

Seasonal jobs are a great way to start your career.

We have a variety of seasonal vacancies available every year, including Assistant and Supervisory roles, many which include flexible working hours.

If you are looking for part time or holiday work, or to gain more experience in a particular area, seasonal work may be ideal for you!

Current seasonal job vacancies:

None at present.

Fixed Term Vacancies
Fixed Term...

These salary based jobs are a great way to get more experience and are often based on 50 or 100 weeks dependent on the role.

Although these positions become available less frequently than seasonal vacancies, there are a variety of fixed term jobs available in most areas of the Park.

Current fixed term job vacancies:

None at present.

Permanent Vacancies
Permanent...

Salary based permanent positions are highly sought after within the Leisure Industry.

We look forward to welcoming the more experienced candidates through this recruitment process.

Check out the individual vacancies for detailed information.

Current permanent job vacancies:

None at present.

To apply for any available job vacancy, just click on the role and follow the details to apply online. Please note any application will require you to create an account with a valid email address.

If you are successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to bring to interview your full drivers license plus a copy of the card and paper section, and your passport, plus a copy of the front cover, the photo page and any visa pages. If you do not have a passport, please bring with you the original and a copy of your full UK Birth or Adoption Certificate. You will also need to bring your National Insurance card with you.

If you are looking to gain experience in a particular role, but are not looking for a paid job, check out our Internship or Work Experience vacancies.


Apprenticeship Vacancies
Apprenticeships...

There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship so why not find out how rewarding they can be for you?

An Apprenticeship at West Midland Safari park gives you the opportunity to work for one of the biggest Employers in Worcestershire, whilst gaining a real qualificiation alongside valuable work experience and industry skills.

There are a number of Apprenticeships carried out at the Safari Park, with a particular focus in our Services Departments, including Engineering and Electrical Apprenticeships.
Anyone over 16 years old, living in England, and not in full-time education can apply to be an Apprentice.

Current Apprenticeship vacancies:

None at present.

To apply for any available Apprenticeship vacancy, just click on the role and follow the details to apply online. Please note any application will require you to create an account with a valid email address.

If you are successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to bring to interview your full drivers license plus a copy of the card and paper section, and your passport, plus a copy of the front cover, the photo page and any visa pages. If you do not have a passport, please bring with you the original and a copy of your full UK Birth or Adoption Certificate. You will also need to bring your National Insurance card with you.

If you are looking to experience a particular role, but are not looking for a qualificaition, check out our Internship vacancies. Alternatively if you are looking to get a glimpse into a role, check out our Work Experience vacancies.

Internship Vacancies
Internships...

An Internship at West Midland Safari Park gives you the opportunity to work for one of the biggest Employers in Worcestershire, whilst gaining valuable work experience and industry skills.

Internships are available in a range of roles within the Safari Park. These roles are unpaid and are temporary with a fixed length of placement.

Anyone who is required to do a placement as part of their further or higher education course can apply for an Internship, although age restrictions may apply to certain roles. Due to the high volume of applications, applicants studying subjects most closely related to the Internship will be prioritised.

To give you as much experience as possible, all Internships must be applied for online in the same way as our job vacancies. Short listed applicants will be invited in for an interview to discuss what they are looking for from their placement. Due to the amount of applicants we can not guarentee an interview or placement for everyone and will prioritise the individuals who will benefit the most out of the placement, so make sure you tell us why we should pick you when filling in your application form!

None at present.

To apply for any available Internship vacancy, just click on the role and follow the details to apply online. Please note any application will require you to create an account with a valid email address.

If you are successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to bring to interview your full drivers license plus a copy of the card and paper section, and your passport, plus a copy of the front cover, the photo page and any visa pages. If you do not have a passport, please bring with you the original and a copy of your full UK Birth or Adoption Certificate. You will also need to bring your National Insurance card with you.

If you are looking to glimpse into a particular role, but are not looking for a long term placement with training, check out our Work Experience vacancies.

Work Experience Vacancies
Work Experience...

West Midland Safari Park provides work experience placements throughout a variety of Departments including Wildlife, Retail, Food and Beverages and Learning to name a few!

These placements are designed to give you an idea of what it is like to work in that particular role. They do not include formal training and there will be limited areas which you will be permitted to help out in, but they are a fantastic way to have a glimpse into a particular job.

Due to the amount of applications for Work Experience we may sometimes be fully booked up to 12 months in advance for some roles, therefore we suggest you apply as soon as possible once you know the dates you are looking for.

Anyone who is of compulsory school age, or is studying a UK based further or higher education course can apply for a Work Experience placement, although age restrictions may apply to certain roles. Due to the high volume of applications, applicants studying subjects most closely related to the work experience role will be prioritised.

To give you as much experience as possible, all placements must be applied for online in the same way as our job vacancies. Short listed applicants will be invited in for an interview to discuss what they are looking for from their placement. Due to the amount of applicants we can not guarentee an interview or placement for everyone and will prioritise the individuals who will benefit the most out of the placement, so make sure you tell us why we should pick you when filling in your application form!

Current Work Experience roles available for application:

None at present.

To apply for any available Work Experience placement vacancy, just click on the role and follow the details to apply online. Please note any application will require you to create an account with a valid email address.

If you are successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to bring to interview your full drivers license plus a copy of the card and paper section, and your passport, plus a copy of the front cover, the photo page and any visa pages. If you do not have a passport, please bring with you the original and a copy of your full UK Birth or Adoption Certificate. You will also need to bring your National Insurance card with you.

Work Experience placements give a glimpse into a role type, but do not include full training or qualifications. If you are looking for a more indepth experience with training, please see our available internships or Apprenticeship vacancies.

Volunteer Vacancies
Volunteering...

If you would like to take up a new interest, meet new people, make our guests smile and support wildlife conservation education, then come and be part of our growing volunteer team at West Midland Safari Park.

Volunteers do not take the place of paid staff, but they make an important contribution to helping enhance the guest experience and support the staffing team. Volunteers act as an ambassador to the Park and can help the guests gain a greater understanding of the issues surrounding wildlife conservation and what the Park and the guests can do to help animals in the wild, in addition to providing fantastic customer service.

Volunteer roles are unpaid and do not include any expenses, so individuals will be required to cover their own travel costs. Please take this into account before registering interest.

When you volunteer at West Midland Safari Park we hope you’ll have great fun and enjoy meeting new people. You’ll also feel good knowing your time is being well spent helping an important cause. By becoming a volunteer you can learn new skills and knowledge, and pass this knowledge onto our guests, enhancing their experience.

Due to the time involved in meeting potential volunteers, we do look for a certain level of commitment. Volunteers are asked to support the Safari Park every week on a regular day within a specific Volunteering role.

Due to the limited number of opportunities we endeavour to find people who are most suited to each volunteering role, based on the information provided when you register interest. If you are shortlisted after registering interest we will invite you in for an informal discussion before confirming whether we are able to offer you a place within a suitable volunteering role.

Due to the amount of people who would like to volunteer with us, we can not guarentee an informal discussion or volunteer role for everyone and will prioritise the individuals who suit the roles and will benefit most out of the experience, so make sure you tell us as much as possible about you when filling in your ‘Register Interest’ form!

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers do not have hands-on contact with the animals, unless stated in the specific volunteer role description.

Current Volunteer Roles:

Discovery Room Activities Volunteer (Closes: Wed 31 Dec 2014)Guest Ineraction Volunteer (Closes: Wed 31 Dec 2014)Research Data Entry Volunteer (Closes: Wed 31 Dec 2014)Visitor Studies Volunteer (Closes: Wed 31 Dec 2014)

To register your interest in volunteering just click on the role and follow the details to submit your interest online. Please note any submission will require you to create an account with a valid email address.

If you are successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to bring to interview your full drivers license plus a copy of the card and paper section, and your passport, plus a copy of the front cover, the photo page and any visa pages. If you do not have a passport, please bring with you the original and a copy of your full UK Birth or Adoption Certificate. You will also need to bring your National Insurance card with you.

If you are looking to glimpse into a particular role, but are not looking for a long term placement with training, check out our Work Experience vacancies. Volunteering is not the same as undertaking Work Experience.


Register interest for future roles...

If there are no vacancies available at present, or if you would like to be notified of new roles as they become available, please register your e-mail address via the link below:

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TESTIMONIALS:

What our Staff say…

"The Safari Park is definitely an employer you should consider working for. I have worked for two seasons between studying at University and will be going back every year as the atmosphere makes it an enjoyable and comfortable place to work. I have made so many friends and am still in contact with them all. That is one of the key things with working at the park; everyone is so friendly and makes it a pleasure to work there. Even the work that you inevitably have to do is varied and promotes the development of so many skills that can boost your CV, as it has done with mine. The management are very understanding about your studying commitments and always try to help the best they can. So fill in your application and come join our amazing team!" – M. Brooks

"What can I say about the Safari Park?! It is a great place to work. 
I started working at the park when I was 16, and although it was quite a daunting prospect for me, I was made very welcome and fitted in straight away. Now, 6 years on, I am studying away from home at University, but have continued to go back to the park to work in the Easter and summer breaks. I have gained a great deal of experience and skills from being at the park for so many years; including health and safety training, food hygiene certificates, and dealing with the public. The team I have worked with this summer have been fantastic, and I have really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to coming back again next summer". – S Morgan

"With retirement approaching the idea of working part time appealed but I thought wouldn't be possible. Seeing a part time telephonist position advertised at the Safari Park I applied and 5 seasons later I am still here... ! Answering the phone, giving help & information to customers is enjoyable and obviously an important part of the job. However, there is variety to the work which includes helping update the Park's customer database, checking accuracy of its www - and even re-uniting customers with their lost property when we can. Although I have a mobility problem this has never been an issue and the Park are always considerate and helpful when they can. During the winter I often apply to work as telephonist for the Park's "Santa Safari" - totally different to the summer but still enjoyable. If you are willing to work and flexible I suggest applying for a job here." – S Dillworth

"Starting work as a seasonal animal keeper shortly after leaving University gave me the ideal opportunity to get hands on experience in a wildlife attraction, and I haven’t looked back since. With such varied work and supportive colleagues the Safari Park gives individuals the opportunity to learn so many new skills that just wouldn’t be possible in a smaller company. I now head a department where we not only care for a range of animals, we also have the opportunity to inspire thousands of school children about the importance of wildlife conservation, help guests make the most of their day out with animal encounters and talks, and help raise funds for wildlife conservation all over the world, all of which make a days work even more worthwhile!" – C.Richards

What our Apprentices say...

"I am in my third year of an electrical apprenticeship here at the Safari Park. Working here has been a fantastic opportunity to learn my trade and gain experience by carrying out all different types of maintenance and installation work. As an employer, WMSP are also keen to give staff the opportunity to take extra training courses, which not only helps you do your job to the highest possible standard, makes you feel valued too! I really cannot think of a better company to go through my apprenticeship with!" – G.Wright

What our Interns say…

"My name is Richard Heaton and I had a placement at WMSP from August 2013 - February 2014. During my time I gained valuable knowledge and skills that helped me learn more about the industry and also are good to put on my CV. I attended Nottingham Trent University doing a Zoo Biology BSc degree. This, coupled with my experience was a great start into the industry. After my placement, I gained enough knowledge and applied for a seasonal position at the park. I would recommend the work intern programme to anybody wishing to have a career with exotic animals." – R. Heaton, Nottingham Trent University

What our Work Experience say…

"After completing work experience at WMSP, I gained a great insight into the industry of zoo keeping, learning about the structure of the safari park, the different roles which are undertaken by members of staff and the hard work which goes into the roles. I have personally grown since undertaking my work experience in many ways such as confidence, and gained a large amount of knowledge into practical work. This all goes alongside the degree which I am currently working towards which is Wildlife Conservation(BSc) at Nottingham Trent University. During my time on work experience, I applied for a seasonal position at the safari park which has furthered my knowledge and understanding as well as greatly enhancing my CV. For anybody looking for a career in working practically with animals in the future, and has the muscles for some hard work, I would definitely recommend participating in any work experience at the park." – L. Smith, Nottingham Trent University

What our Volunteers say…

"Being a Learning and Guest Experience Volunteer at WMSP has enabled me to improve my confidence and communication skills, as well as animal husbandry skills. It is a very valuable experience, with interesting and varied roles of interacting with the animals as well as the public. I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend volunteering and I think it is an amazing opportunity. After every day, I always leave with a smile on my face! :)" – N. Cooper


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