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

Stage 2. Applicants that are selected will need to complete a trial day so we can assess their suitability for the position.

Stage 3. Once all trial days are completed we will review the feedback from the staff on all applicants and offer the best candidates a work experience placement.

The Home 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 home isn’t compromised.

Current work experience vacancies

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.