Rummers Placement Scheme


The UK Wild Otter Trust are pleased to announce our new placements for those individuals that are interested in furthering their knowledge and gaining hands on experiences with the Eurasian otter.

This scheme is designed to provide an important insight to the work of orphaned otter cub rehabilitation which is a very specialist area.

Applications will open on the 10th April 2022 and close on 10th May 2022. There will be a maximum of 2 successful applicants at any one time and the periods will be set to accommodate the time available from the successful applicants.

This is an excellent opportunity for the groups above to gain specialist training with an iconic, protected species and a strict vetting process will take place before appointment to the successful candidates

If this is for YOU simply email us on attaching your CV and a cover letter detailing why you should be chosen to join us along with the dates that you would like to be with us!

The placements can be tailored to suit the successful applicants and the duties will include the following although the list is not exhaustive.

Hands on training with the resident otters and rehabilitation animals which will include, weighing, record keeping, cleaning out and replacing bedding, enclosure maintenance, pond emptying and refilling, feeding and light medication applications where required.

Priority will be given to the following groups/individuals:

Wildlife Conservation Students

Veterinary Students wanting to further their education with a specialist species

Individuals that are looking to join the conservation sectors as a career

There will be no upper age restrictions but all applicants must be aged 18 or over

Please Note:

​These positions do not attract any form of financial renumeration in any way

We are unable to provide any form of accommodation or support for such whilst on the placements

Food will be supplied FOC whilst on site

At the end of the placements the candidates will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge in order to obtain the UKWOT rehabilitation certificate and letter of confirmation of successfully passing the training periods

Interested in adopting an otter, or staying up-to-date on our activity?