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Work experience

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

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

We offer work experience placements to students and individuals who are genuinely interested in following a career in the equine industry or charitable work. Placements are available at all four Rescue and Rehoming centres located in Norfolk, Somerset, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire, as well as our head office in Norfolk.

This is a very popular scheme and places are limited.

Rescue and Rehoming Centre placements

For placements working with the equine teams you are required to have the following clothing:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons. You will not be permitted on the yard without these.
  • 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.

Head Office placements

Work experience within the head office building are for a period of one week. Accommodation is unavailable for office-based placements. Placements will only be offered to students if appropriate work is available to ensure the student/individual is fully occupied to guarantee you benefit completely from your time spent with us.

For further information about our work experience scheme please call Kirsten Cooke on 01953 497232 or email kirstencooke@worldhorsewelfare.org.

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.

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