2 Sep 2020


Today our science one year Industrial Placement students will meet ‘virtually’ to share their experiences of being a part of Chester Zoo and to reflect on how this experience has improved their scientific skills and influenced their thoughts on a future career in conservation.

It’s a special day for all of the Science team at Chester Zoo, celebrating the partnerships we’ve formed with our placement students and looking forward to welcoming a new cohort in the coming weeks.

The Chester Zoo Science Industrial Placement programme has been running since 2002 and offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable experience of applied science in a zoo setting. They have the opportunity to work with many species we care for and the chance to answer real conservation challenges. Some of our placement students took the time to share their experiences of being a part of the programme.


You can read them here

Megan Leary: Behaviour and Nutrition

Rose Agnew: Behaviour and Welfare

Kieron Marshall: Conservation Physiology

Kim Russell: Social Science


Dr Leah Williams, Conservation Scientist

“At Chester Zoo we are proud to be able to offer our Industrial Placement Students such varied and unique opportunities to apply their knowledge in real world scenarios.  Our placement students offer so much to our scientific work and it’s a pleasure to share our knowledge and experiences with them.

From everyone at Chester Zoo we wish our one year Industrial Placement Students the very best of luck with their future studies and their career in conservation science.”


We will be recruiting for the 2021/2022 Science Industrial Placement students in Autumn 2020. Keep checking back on our website and we’ll post the vacancies when they are available.