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Trainee Animal Tech Placement Opportunity (ATDP Programme)
Nationwide, London

Trainee Animal Tech Placement Opportunity (ATDP Programme)

  • Are you struggling to launch your career working with animals?
  • Looking for a role with structured training and career options, that offers good pay? (Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself on the government’s national careers service website)
  • Are you struggling with little or no experience, to find a way into the industry?
  • Do you struggle selling yourself in interviews due to a lack of experience?
  • Would like to learn on the job and by pass interview processes, which will enable you to have access to ‘ring-fenced’ vacancies upon completion of 2 weeks work experience?
  • Are you passionate about looking after animals and offering the best welfare?
  • Are you looking for a career that has realistic yet achievable development goals that has a CPD plan from day 1?

Our ATDP (Animal Technician Development Programme) offers an incredible opportunity to super accelerate and kick start your career within the growing Animal Sciences industry. The ATDP programme is an employer led and highly successful employability programme and the only one of it’s kind!

ATDP has been developed along side our parent company S3 Science who are leaders in the field of animal technician recruitment within medical research. ATDP are extremely lucky to have partnered up with some of the industry’s top UK employers, to offer support to budding animal technicians who lack experience, find a job within the industry. (Note: as of October 2018 the ATDP programme has performed at a 100% ‘In to Work’ rate upon successful completion / accreditation of the programme).

ATDP learners are able to gain experience within the medical research industry with some of the UK’s well known and leading specialist’s. Being part of the ATDP employability programme, enables jobseekers to access online study content to support accessible home based learning, attendance on our 1 day ‘Animal Handling’ course, 2 weeks work experience and first refusal access to ring fenced job opportunities at the end. (Yes, you really could land your dream job in just 5 – 8 weeks!)

Our employer partner will provide a complete, structured training programme to enable you to begin your career as an Animal Technician

If you want to work with animals let’s be honest, there aren’t hundreds of career options open to you. It is specialised work and in many cases the widely held view is that the bulk of animal jobs available offer limited career progression, low or no pay (voluntary work) and without clear, achievable career goals. Based on the Government’s National Careers Services findings, a career within the life sciences sector offers the highest salary bandings and career progression.

The good news is that by becoming an Animal Technologist via the ATDP, you will have access to;

  • A Structured career path – From day 1 you will have clear and achievable goals, leading to promotion levels which are accompanied with salary increases
  • 24/7 Support – Our in house team of highly successful and experienced ‘Animal Technicians’ are there to confidentially support you day or night so that you can truly shine in your role! Just drop us a text or call to our 24 hour telephone help line. (This is an all year round helpline so YES, it does even include bank holidays!)
  • Continued and ongoing training (CPD) – Training that is specifically focused on working with animals
  • Decent earnings – Start your career from day 1 with decent earnings that rise along with the skills and experience you develop over time. In fact the UK stat’s suggests that Animal Technologists earn more than the majority of roles available working with animals
  • Be employed by some of the most prestigious and interesting organisations in the UK with not only a great salary but also inclusive benefits packages and active social scenes
  • Passionate & Sociable teams – Work with a team of fellow animal technologists every day that just like you share a passion for animals
  • And finally, you will be joining an elite workforce of super intelligent, animal loving (animal mad!) individuals that get to do what they love – work with animals whilst getting paid for it..

What are the benefits of ATDP:

  • Kick Start and Fast Track your career as an Animal Technician within the Life sciences industry
  • Work within one of the industry’s most prestigious institutions
  • Formal Training with an ATDP accreditation and certificate upon completion
  • Exposure to the exciting life sciences industry
  • A full portfolio, demonstrating your testimonials from the industries leading employers (ATDP Employer Testimonials speak louder than CV’s!)
  • Online and ‘on the job training’ to fast-track you in to that dream job
  • Bypass online applications and interviews by SHOWING them what you can do!

Entry criteria to apply: 

  • You must hold either an ‘Animal related qualification’ or have 2 or more years work experience of handling animals
  • High levels of motivation and a good work ethic
  • The ability to work to set procedures with a high degree of attention to detail
  • A genuine passion to work with animals, demonstrating care, welfare and compassion
  • Your own transport is an advantage (although not essential)
  • Although a very rewarding role, the successful candidate must have the emotional maturity to deal with emotional issues such as euthanasia
  • Successfully selected candidates will be required to undergo security and occupational health 

Once you have completed your online and on the job training, your daily duties as an Animal Technician and Animal Technologist include:

  • Feeding and watering
  • General health checking
  • General animal husbandry
  • Understanding breeding and scientific procedures
  • Handling animals
  • Cage cleaning and washing

Don’t worry if you haven’t previously held the role of an Animal Technician or Animal Technologist. Providing you meet our requirements this programme is designed for people like you – our ATDP employer partners are looking to bring on tomorrow’s future ‘budding’ Animal Technicians. ALL training is provided cost-free providing you are willing to train and work within our employer partners facilities

Apply now to start your career as an Animal Technician or Animal Technologist.

Please Note: ATDP is delivered throughout the UK, so please feel free to ask for more information as to when and where the next programme is being run..

ATDP / S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. S3 are also disability confident and investors in people

Salary: 8 per Hour Once Accredited
Date Posted: 06/11/2018
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