Work experience

Swan Lifeline are keen to offer young people a work experience placement. We do this in strict accordance with any Government rules and guidelines around COVID-19. We will provide all information and training that you need to make your placement with us a safe and enjoyable one.

We can take placements for one week or more in certain circumstances but do contact us to check if this is possible, in the event of CODIV-19 rules changing.

A typical day of work experience starts at 9am and finishes at 5.30pm. We have on-site facilities for staff but request that you bring your own packed lunch. Our work takes place outdoors in all sorts of weather as our swans need to be cleaned, fed and cared for each day.

Where is is safe and appropriate to do so, there may be opportunities to accompany us on rescues and we expect that you would be working very closely with the swans. The work is wet and messy so you will need to dress for the job. We can advise on any clothing prior to work experience.

We do receive many requests for work experience, especially during school and college holidays. If you are interested, please make sure that you make a request well in advance of your preferred dates.

We would need you to provide a reference from your school or college and will ask you to complete a form that creates an agreement between us. We are happy to complete and return any forms that your tutor/course leader should need to show to demonstrate that you have fulfilled the required criteria for work experience.

Our staff have DBS checks and we are covered with public liability insurance.

To find out more contact us on: enquiries@swanlifeline.org.uk