When you work at Fairfield Animal Centre you may be part of the Café or Animal Park team. In the Café, you will learn about preparing food and food hygiene, Health and Safety in the kitchen, communication skills and customer care. You will get the opportunity to serve behind the counter, take orders from customers, use the till and prepare food orders. In the Animal Park, you will learn to look after a wide variety of small and larger animals, undertake maintenance tasks across the site and learn about Health & Safety in the park.

Learning, Knowledge and Skills

You will learn how to take orders, wait on tables, and use a range of catering equipment. You will gain an understanding of environmental health requirements for a business selling food to the public. Working in the Animal Park, you will learn to care for a wide range of animals. You will gain an understanding of how best to care for them, such as food and living conditions. You will learn general maintenance skills for the park, including painting, fencing, hedging and ground maintenance. You will gain confidence whilst working with members of the public, both within the Animal Park and Café.

Progression and the future

There are plenty of jobs in the hospitality industry in local cafés, coffee outlets and restaurants. You could gain paid or voluntary work in a kitchen or café, serving customers or preparing food and drinks. You could look for work or a voluntary position in a pet shop, animal park, vets or with a local farmer.



English, Maths & IT

The World of Work

Life Skills

Digital Skills

Personal Growth


Small Animal Studies

Dog Grooming

Market Garden




Fairfield Animal Centre

Foundation Studies

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