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Animal Technician Programme
Edinburgh , North East

Animal Technician Programme


Are you looking to launch your career working with animals?

Are you passionate about looking after animals and offering the best welfare?


The Animal Technician  Programme (ATP) links employers with college leavers and university graduates with one key focus ‘to train and place animal lovers into a career as Animal Technicians.

The ATP programme has been created specifically as an employability programme combining training, work experience, and paid internships with the sole aim of providing suitable, enthusiastic and developed new Animal Technicians to employers nationwide.



Your daily duties as an Animal Technician include:


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


What we are looking for:


  • High levels of motivation and a good work ethic
  • A genuine passion to work with animals, demonstrating care, welfare and compassion
  • Although a very rewarding role, the successful candidate must have the emotional maturity to deal with emotional issues such as euthanasia


Providing your aim is to work with animals and you meet our requirements, then this programme is designed for you – our ATP employer partners are looking to develop tomorrow’s future Animal Technicians. ALL training is provided cost-free providing you are willing to train and can commit to remaining available for Animal Technician employment opportunities for 12 weeks post-study accreditation.


If you are looking to kick start your career as an Animal Technician, apply today!

Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 p/a
Date Posted: 12/01/2022
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