Volunteers & Work Experience
Pear Tree Poultry are happy to offer work experience to anyone interested in looking after animals and animal welfare. It may be that your academic course requires you to get specific 'hands-on' experience in a 'real' environment. This is particularly relevant to students on Animal Husbandry courses or Veterinary Practice. Or it may be that you are just interested in working with animals, and have time to spare and are enthusiastic.
We have had a few students on a Veterinary degree course, who have been able to complete their log-book, during out-of-term time. Leila, is just such an example. She left us to study at a University in Poland to obtain a degree in veterinary practice. One of our long-term volunteers, Elaine completed Level 3 Animal Care at Myerscough College and she also qualified as an SQP, completing her AMTRA exams. We thank her for her support during her time working at Pear Tree Poultry. Tayler, having initially volunteered for twelve months, has completed her apprenticeship linked to Myerscough College achieving Level 3 Animal Care and is now one of our most experienced members of staff. We recently appointed Emily to a permanent position, having just completed a Degree in Biology (Hons). We really appreciate their commitment and we hope we can go some way to helping them all on thier career path. Hopefully, one or two of them will stay around and find a job with us when they have finished their studies, as Tayler and Emily have now proven.
So you can see that voluntary work at Pear Tree Poultry, in particular, can provide a perfect stepping stone to a career working with animals.
Picture is of Tayler with her hands full, our Black Orpington cockerel, Rocky