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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?

*** Please note that we are unable to offer work experience placements at this time due to the coronavirus restrictions. We’re very sorry for any disappointment and really appreciate your interest nonetheless – please do check back here when the situation has changed. Thanks so much! ***

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 the HR team on 01953 497 233 or email info@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.

How every £1 you donate is spent

  • 74p helps horses
    74p
    Helps horses
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    26p
    Is for fundraising

Your Impact in 2019

Here is how your support helped.

8,000

Calls to our welfare line in the UK

300

Horses rehomed in the UK

1,500

Welfare concerns investigated by our field officers in the UK

15,000

Working equines directly helped by our international team

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