Burford Rehoming Centre Horse Unit

Animal Care - College Work Experience Placements

College Work Experience

Are you aiming for a career in animal welfare? Are you a pet lover looking to build up your cv and experience? Blue Cross can offer long term placements for college students assisting the team with all routine animal care tasks.

What you will be doing:

  • Helping with routine cleaning in the kennels
  • Feeding, bathing, grooming and exercising the pets
  • Socialising the pets, stroking, playing with them and getting them used to being handled
  • Some basic dog training following Blue Cross procedures
  • Monitoring health, welfare and behaviour of the pets


What we are looking for:

  • Regular commitment and reliability
  • An interest in pet welfare. Experience of owning or caring for pets is an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team or alone
  • An understanding of the care pets require and willingness to carry out routine tasks such as cleaning
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • A reasonable level of fitness


Benefits to you:

  • You’ll be helping pets to have happy, healthy lives
  • Spend quality time with our pets then watch them go to new homes
  • A chance to spend time with pets without the commitment of pet ownership
  • Stay active and healthy
  • Develop skills and enhance your CV for a career in animal welfare
  • Join a great team of like-minded people
  • Gain practical skills and experience


Time commitment: