Gemma Hopkins [Work Experience Programme]


Part of the Course…

Gemma is currently studying Level 1 Animal Care course at Kidderminster College, this Level 1 diploma on one of our most popular courses aims to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to work within a supervised role and is perfect if you are just starting out on your animal care journey.

As a  requirement of the course, our students must completed a set amount of hours of work experience.  After liaising with our Work Experience Coordinator and her tutor, #TeamKC found the perfect place for Gemma!


A Brilliant Placement…

Paired with Wolverley Animal Centre for a ten day placement, Gemma was kept extremely busy!

Wolverley Animal Centre forms a unique partnership between Wolverley High School and Wildgoose Rural Training, a charity based in Worcester, who provide the staff to run the Centre and deliver the qualifications. Learners get the opportunity to feed, water, groom, handle and health check over 30 animal species including goats, chickens, lizards, snakes, rabbits, rats, insects and more.

The centre not only provides qualifications for students but provides a sanctuary for students to come and develop their communication skills and confidence. The Centre is open for other year groups for the opportunity to come for cross-curricular lessons in maths, English, science and art, involving the animals in their learning environment.

…and some AMAZING feedback

The team at Wolverley Animal Centre were extremely pleased with Gemma, commenting that her work was always of a high standard and she was a real asset to the team!

This fantastic opportunity resulted in Gemma being offered voluntary work with the centre on her day off from college, so she has been able to continue her fabulous work and develop her skills and confidence further!


Learn more about Wolverley Animal Centre HERE


Work experience looks amazing on your CV and helps you learn invaluable skills which will help you in the future. If you’re interested in finding a placement alongside your study here at Kidderminster College, please email, our Work Experience Coordinator, for more information.

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