Zoe Thompson   

BSc (Hons) Animal Management  (one year top-up)

Primate Keeper, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire

“I’m incredibly happy because I’ve achieved my full time post in the zoo industry. Becoming a permanent keeper is a big step forward – and shows that hard work and persistence really does pay off!  

“I became a University Centre Reaseheath undergraduate because I wanted to progress and enjoy new experiences. It gave me the opportunity to explore my passion and strengths and to identify and focus on what I wanted to achieve.   

“I enjoyed the social life, joined societies and enjoyed listening to great guest speakers. Best of all, the lecturers are inspirational, knowledgeable and supportive.  

“I’ve always been fascinated by primates so this really is my dream job! I use the transferable skills and knowledge I gained at Reaseheath all the time.”