Work experience


World Horse Welfare groom and pony

Interested in doing work experience at one of our Rescue and Rehoming Centres or in our Head Office?


Work experience placements are available at our four Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Aberdeenshire, Lancashire, Norfolk and Somerset. However, places are limited and only offered to those students with previous horse experience and who are genuinely interested in following a career in the industry. Due to high demand we are currenlty unable to accept new work experience applications for our Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, sorry!

Availability and eligibility differ between the Centres so you may want to contact our Head Office on 01953 497200 to find out more information.  Please be aware that, across all four Centres, if you require on-site accommodation during your placement you need to be 18 years of age or older. Accommodation is shared with staff and not always available.  

All work experience students will require the following clothing and will not be permitted on the yard without it:

  • Steel toe-capped boots – these must be worn at all times
  • Current BSI standard riding hat
  • Jodhpurs, tracksuit bottoms or loose-fitting trousers
  • Riding gloves
  • Wet weather gear

Please note that jewellery, obvious make-up and the wearing of perfume is not permitted on any yard.

Work experience placements are available within World Horse Welfare's Head Office for the period of one week. The Head Office is based at Snetterton in Norfolk. Placements will only be offered to students if appropriate work is available to ensure the student is fully occupied and benefits fully from their time spent with the charity.

Please note that accommodation is not available for placements within the office.

If you require more information about the work experience programme, please contact us on 01953 497200 or by email.

Download the application form for work experience at one of our Rescue and Rehoming Centres.

Download the application form for work experience in our Head Office.