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Trainee Animal Technician
South London , London

Trainee Animal Technician 
Considering a career as an Animal Technician?

• Are you looking to launch your career working with animals?
• Are you passionate about looking after animals and offering the best welfare?
• Looking for a role with brilliant pay, structured training, and varied employer options?
• Are you struggling to get a job working with animals due to a lack of experience or don’t want to be stuck with unpaid, voluntary roles?
• Did you know that new Animal Technicians will earn on average £20,000 pa – the highest starting salary of any role working with animals (data provided by National Careers website)

If you want to work with animals and earn a living there are very few career options open to you. Animal careers are specialized and in many cases, the vast majority of animal jobs offer limited career progression, low or no pay (voluntary work) and without clear, achievable career goals. Based on the Government’s National Careers Service, an ‘Animal Technician’ career within the life sciences sector offers the highest salary bandings and career progression. Animal Technicians are highly regarded, well paid and offered continuous training within multimillion pound animal facilities. They are well-educated professionals with salaries starting at £15,000 to £20,000 pa rising to £40,000 pa with experience. Management and more senior roles tend to pay between £45,000 – £150,000 pa

Why become a S3 science temporary animal technician?
By joining the s3 science temporary team, you will have access to;
• Exclusive ‘Ring-fenced’ vacancies –You will have a team of people who are targeted on getting you ‘that job’ and you will get first dibs on all of them!
• Multiple application free processes – No more lengthy, multiple applications!
• Random rewards and treats for good performance – Work hard and you could be in ‘Club 100’
• Summer and Winter social events – We like to get our teams together and personally thank our temps for their loyalty, hard work, commitment and dedication!
• Immediate quick access roles – Quick employment whilst by-passing constant grilling interviews!
• Variety of options – Work with the most prestigious and interesting organisations in the UK – The role of an animal technician is like no other career working with animals. Work with a team of like-minded professionals in well-funded, clean and state of the art animal facilities
• Paid Travel, accommodation and a Daily living allowance (where applicable) often this will be paid by the employer!
• 24/7 support (No computers! Real people!) – Our in house team of highly knowledgeable Qualified Trainers are on the other end of the phone ensuring you have the best experience. Having worked as Animal Technicians ourselves we will give you all the training and skills you require so that you can truly shine in your role. Just drop us a text or call our 24-hour telephone helpline. (This is an all year round helpline so yes, it does even include bank holidays)
• Continued and ongoing training (CPD) – Training provided to you that is specifically focused on the important and rewarding role of an Animal Technician
• Passionate and sociable teams – work with a team of fellow animal technologists every day that just like you share a passion for animals. You will be joining an elite workforce of super intelligent, animal loving (animal mad!) individuals that get to do what they love – to work with animals whilst getting paid

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

What we are looking for;
• High levels of motivation and a good work ethic
• The ability to repeatedly 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 screening

Do I need Qualifications?
We are looking for candidates to hold either an ‘animal related qualification’ or have two or more years work experience of handling animals, although ‘animal lovers’ with a real passion for animals will be considered, so please do call and see what we have on offer!

How do I apply?
The application process for this role is easy. Permitting you match said criteria, 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.
All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.

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. We are a disability confident employer with a qualified mental health first aider available to support.

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

Salary: 8.20 - £8.72 per hour
Date Posted: 02/06/2021
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