Work Experience

Surrey Docks Farm offers work experience placements for students looking to gain practical animal care experience with the Livestock Team.

We offer short term farm work experience (students attend Monday-Friday for one or two weeks) and long term farm work experience (usually animal care/animal management college students who attend one or two days a week over several months). Both roles will be given a full farm induction, including health and safety procedures and are covered by the Farm’s insurance.

Please note, we are a small 2 acre farm in London and are not able to offer accommodation, travel or food expenses.

If you would like to book work experience at the Farm please follow the below steps.

Short Term Placement

Please complete the enquiry form below with the dates you are interested in and the school/college you attend. If your dates are available we’ll get in touch to confirm and also arrange a date for an induction, which is compulsory to attend before you start your placement.

Due to limited admin time we’re not able to hold a waiting list and don’t reserve weeks for schools or organisations, individuals must contact us directly.

Please note due to Covid-19 we’re sadly not able to offer any work experience placements in Winter 2020-2021 and aren’t taking any future bookings at present.

We’re a tiny team and aren’t able to hold a waiting list or book in advance. Please check back here in March 2021 for updates.


Long Term Placement

Please apply as a Livestock Volunteer using the online enquiry form and mention the college you attend.

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