Industry opportunities on this course are diverse, to ensure you develop the skills, experience and connections needed for your graduate career. Many of our students are offered graduate roles with their work placement employers.
Work placements and experience
During your Foundation Year, you’ll gain practical experience through an internship, completing work experience hours at one of our on-site facilities.
In subsequent years, placements form part of optional modules, alongside an optional integrated placement year. We’ll support you to secure a placement with a UK-based or international employer, to match your interests and career goals – you’ll undertake coursework. Placements can be paid or unpaid, depending on the position. Students have worked with organisations such as the Blue Cross, West Midlands Safari Park, Guide Dogs for the Blind and BSAVA.
Our commercial canine and equine therapy centres also offer opportunities for students to gain industry experience ready for their careers–either on work placements or as part of voluntary roles. Alongside this, we’ll encourage you to find a voluntary role with a local organisation such as an animal rescue shelter, wildlife rehabilitation centre or a zoo.