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Start your animal technology career today by becoming an S3 Science apprentice.

S3 Science are a registered apprenticeship training provider that specialise in the life sciences sector. We are the largest provider of animal technicians across the U.K, with an in-depth knowledge of the industry, having been recruiting for it since 2002. We are delighted to bring you the animal technologist training programme at both level 2 and 3, specifically designed to help create the stars of tomorrow, today.

The course will typically last between 12-18 months, dependent on the level of the apprenticeship, as well as the ability of the apprentice.
Our assessors and other members of staff will make regular visits to a place of work, as well as offering support via distance learning using our unique, easy to use online portfolio. They will assist apprentices and managers alike using a structured training programme, with easy to understand units, using the skills they have acquired through numerous years in the industry.

The Animal Technologist apprenticeship is designed to be seamlessly integrated into any existing training already available to staff, with an easy to access portfolio available to both apprentices and managers, allowing both to monitor progress. Full training will be provided throughout to ensure everyone is able to use the software efficiently.
The apprenticeship standard will replace the previous framework, having been redesigned by employers, for employers. The framework will be fully funded under the government’s arrangements for the apprenticeship levy. Please contact us on if you need assistance in understanding how the levy works.

How can S3 science help me find a future superstar?

Since 2002 we have built up a reputation for recruiting the best of the best when it comes to animal technologists. We want to apply our knowledge of knowing where to find the best entry level technicians, and use that to find potential apprentices for you. We will use the same stringent vetting process we have always used, as well as all the necessary security checks to ensure every apprentice that joins you is ready to begin a career, and to take the industry by storm!
We will help them fit in with the way you work, and guide you in how the training required will be delivered to complete the apprenticeship. You may also be eligible for grants to help with the cost of training.

How can S3 science help me begin my career as an animal technician?

With recent changes to the laws regarding education, apprenticeships are now one of the most popular routes to take in further education. “Earn while you learn” and take your first step on to the career ladder as an animal technician.
We will introduce you to the world of life sciences, and explain what to expect in one of the most fulfilling roles available. We will explain the laws, rules and regulations, as well as going through “a day in the life of as an animal tech”, a leaflet created by us to show the ins and outs of the role, and your duties.
Entry requirements for this course are a C or above in Maths, English, and ICT, however we are able to offer equivalent qualifications during your apprenticeship, so please enquire for more information as to how we can help.

What job roles are suitable for this qualification?

For the level 2, this position is completely entry level. This will be the route for many companies to hire any new trainees and juniors.
For the level 3, this will be available to more experienced staff, with at least a years’ experience in the industry. This can be offered to new team members providing they have the relevant experience, as well as offered to existing members of staff.

What is the first step?

Whether you are a manager looking to recruit the new wave of animal technologists, a school leaver looking to begin their career, or a job seeker ready to finally find a career that rewards you, the first step is to give us a call on 08448 844696 or email

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