Work Experience

Since 2009, almost 300 students have benefited from a short-term work experience placement on our farm.


We initially offer one week (Monday to Friday) at our buffalo dairy to university students and pupils aged 17 and above who are aiming for a career in agriculture or veterinary science. We can only take one student at a time, working 8:00am – 5:00pm on three days and 5:00am – 5:00pm on two days to help with the morning milking.


The week will be very rewarding, what the team ask for in return is:

  • Ask questions! There is no such thing as a silly question..
  • Students must be confident, hard-working and wanting to learn from the Dairy team.
  • A character reference from a tutor or proof of vet school attendance is required.

Before a buffalo placement is confirmed, students must attend one of our informal group interviews and sign our risk assessment, medical form and behaviour contract. Students under 18 must be accompanied at interview by a parent, who must counter-sign the paperwork.

For work experience enquiries please e-mail: [email protected] (HR manager)

Telephone: 01256 772 811

N.B.  We do not currently offer any longer-term or paid animal work experience, weekend work, internships to foreign students or free accommodation.