Work experience

We are always delighted to welcome young people to Swan Lifeline for work experience.

We can take placements for a week or more in certain circumstance. We would expect you to arrive at 9am and work until 5.30. We have on site facilities for staff but would suggest you bring your own lunch.

Our work is not weather dependent! So no matter what is happening our swans need to be cleaned, fed and cared for every day.

There will be opportunities to accompany us on rescues where appropriate and we expect that you would be working very closely with the swans. The work is wet and messy so appropriate attire is necessary.

We receive many requests for work experience, especially during school and college holidays, so if you are interested please make sure that you make a request well in advance of your chosen 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 will provide you with a ROSPA leaflet that explains the importance of water safety.

We are happy to complete and return any forms that your tutor/course leader should need to show you have fulfilled the required criteria for work experience.

Our staff have DBS checks and we are covered with public liability insurance. Please click here for further information “Working at Swan Lifeline”.

Contact Swan Lifeline for further information: enquiries@swanlifeline.org.uk