Trainee Animal Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1170277538-2
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2023
  • Apprentice Employer: S3 Science
  • Location: Hilston, Yorkshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £19,500 to £22,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Cyber Security, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Are you an animal lover looking to obtain a career looking after and caring for animals?

Do you want the opportunity to join a life-changing industry with amazing opportunities for progression?

We have a rewarding opportunity for a caring, hardworking candidate who is looking for the next step in their career working in the Animal Care sector. Your day-to-day duties as an Animal Technician will include looking after, handling, and providing the best husbandry and care to the animals.

Animal Technician Duties:

  • Conduct daily animal husbandry duties, including feeding, watering, cleaning, animal handling, and animal observations
  • Complete daily monitoring and reporting of the animal unit environment including temperatures, and the security and suitability of animal housing
  • Conduct cleaning and maintaining animal rooms, associated areas and equipment, in accordance with work instructions
  • The correct identification and labelling of animal cages and housing
  • Checking and counting of animals and cages
  • Completion of all relevant departmental records, including day books, production data reports and stock availability records
  • Notify team leader regarding any suspected or recorded problems in relation to animal welfare or unit environment

Job requirements:

  • An animal lover with a passion and care for animals
  • Previous experience with handling mice and rats would be beneficial
  • Animal care management certificate or similar (not essential)
  • You must have your own transport due to rural location

If you are looking for a career with caring for animals then this is the role for you, apply today!