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Animal Care Technician
Edinburgh , East

Trainee Animal Technician – Edinburgh, Scotland 

Here at S3 science, we are working alongside one of our highly valued clients in looking for someone who has a real passion and commitment to animal care. If you are looking to kickstart a career working with animals – with plenty of opportunities for training and progression and wanting to be involved in an Industry that truly makes a difference, look no further as a Trainee Animal Technician. 

Our client who has real passion and commitment to helping others and improving the quality of lives. At the forefront of excellent science and with a real sense of purpose has made and continue to make breakthroughs in areas of cancers, diabetes – among others. Having a real commitment to training and progression and who values and recognises their employees. 

As a Trainee Animal Technician, your main responsibilities will be but not limited to, providing exceptional care and welfare to the animals. You will do this by completing general duties such as: 

  • Provision of adequate fresh food and water 
  • Provision of environmental enrichment 
  • Ensuring enclosures and cages are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness 
  • Conducting daily tasks which include temperature monitoring, animal checks and general housekeeping within the department 
  • Ensuring that all animal husbandry and procedural records/data are up to date and accurate 
  • Performing tasks in accordance with company work instructions and procedures 
  • Providing weekend and bank holiday cover to ensure the animals are cared for 365 days per year 

 

Skills and Experience 

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

  • Natural empathy for animals 
  • The ability to learn and the capability to further develop your skills in animal husbandry, and care 
  • Previous experience of working with (and handling) animals would be beneficial 
  • GCSEs, or equivalent qualifications A*-C (4+) in Maths, Science and English or an Animal Care or Animal Management Qualification at Level 2 or higher 
  • IT skills of a good standard 
  • Strong attention to detail 

Starting Salary: £19,500 – £25,000  

Salary: £19,500 - £25,000 PA
Date Posted: 24/11/2021
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