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ATP Trainee Animal Technician
Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East

Have you ever wanted to work with animals but struggling to find a way in, then look no further we have the opportunity for you.

The life science industry offers a great career with the opportunity to gain qualifications and move up the corporate ladder. That starting salary is up to £22,000 so just think what you could be earning in 5 years’ time.

As you can appreciate, with animal welfare being such a high priority all new trainee animal technicians must complete a short 12-week induction training programme. This will comprise of several short and very basic multiple-choice study modules, followed by a week of unpaid work experience at a client site to put into practice what you’ve learned in your very basic study modules and get a feel for the working environment. Successful candidates then progress onto 10 weeks of paid work experience and training, working alongside experienced and qualified Animal Technicians. Upon accreditation, at week 12 you can expect to be either permanently employed by the client or choose to enrol as a temporary worker with the flexibility to work at client sites across the country.”

Daily duties working as an Animal Technician include.

  • Feeding and watering
  • General health checking
  • Handling animals
  • Cage cleaning and washing

The qualities of an Animal Technician are:

  • High levels of motivation and a good work ethic
  • A genuine passion to work with animals – demonstrating care, welfare, and compassion
  • Previous experience working with (and handling) animals would be beneficial
  • Accurate data entry
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enjoys working on your own and as part of a team

Due to a rural location you must have your own transport for this role.

Don’t worry if you haven’t previously held the role of an Animal Technician, providing you meet our requirements you will receive on-the-job training with full pay and benefits from day 1.

Think you have what it takes, simply follow our application route below and join our team of Animal technicians today

Application route:

Simply click and apply to the advert, and if successful, you will be contacted by a member of the team ASAP. Due to the number of applications, we receive, if you have not been contacted within 1 week, unfortunately, you have not been successful for this role.

Interviews will be taking place ASAP and starts can be immediate, but this is not essential should you have a notice period, they are willing to wait for the right people.

We have a high success rate in getting people their dream jobs, so please apply today and let us help you get that career you have been waiting for.

Salary: 9.00 - £9.50 per hour
Date Posted: 07/12/2022
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