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Work Experience

Work Experience

We offer a variety of work experience placements to anyone over 18 who is looking for a change in career or wanting to gain experience to help them with their career development.

Some of our current employees joined Gables on a work experience placement, or as a volunteer, and progressed to become a valuable permanent paid member of staff. Some of our work experience students have also gone on to gain employment elsewhere in the animal welfare sector across the country.

We offer placements to individuals who are are looking for longer term placements for a minimum of 3 months due to the amount of training, time and supervision we invest in each person. Our placements are available 7 days per week.


  • Please note that Gables is not on any bus route, therefore your own transport is essential.
  • All applicants must be over 18 years old.

Our application process is as follows:


Stage 01.

Complete and submit an application form. All applications are considered and the most suitable candidates are selected to move to stage 2.

Stage 02.

Applicants that are selected will need to complete a trial day so we can assess their suitability for the position.

Stage 03.

Once a trial day is completed successfully we will offer positions to those candidates, depending on placement spaces available.

The charity reserves the right to refuse a work placement to students and the right to limit the number and length of work placements offered, in order to ensure quality work placements and to ensure that the work of the charity isn’t compromised.

Current work experience vacancies

Unfortunately we are unable to offer any new work experience placements at this time. If you would like to be considered for work experience in the future please complete an application form and we will keep your details on file until such a time as we are able to offer placements again. This is unlikely to be until January 2025 at the very earliest. 

Work Experience Animal Care Assistant Person Specification

Work Experience Role Description – Animal Care Assistant

Work Experience ACA Application Form

Volunteer Vacancies

We have various volunteer vacancies. Click here for our current volunteer vacancies. Please note we can only take on volunteers who are 18 years old and over.