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Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice Anrich Veterinary Hospital

We are a busy Vet Surgery looking for an Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice. The right applicant will experience assisting the animals and Vets through the day. Whilst working, the applicant will also be studying towards the Level 2 VCSA qualification.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed. The apprentice will be working 30 hours a week within the Veterinary Practice. There is a possibility that you may be required to work up to 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are an established, busy practice and would like to support an apprentice to join our team. The right applicant has to be motivated and enthusiastic to work with all domestic animals.

The right applicant duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Helping on reception
  • Assisting the Vet with handling animals
  • Preparing the surgery before any procedure

Whilst working, the applicant will also be studying towards the Level 2 animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

We are looking for an apprentice to work 30 hours per week and be local to our shop based in Colne.

We expect a lot of applicants towards this role, so please only apply if you are passionate about animals and would like a career in this industry.

The candidate must be confident and enthusiastic working with animals. 20% of the Apprentice's working week will be spent off the job training. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Experience with handling animals.

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about animals and would like a career in this industry
  • Confident and keen to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE's in C/4 grade or above or equivalent desired.

Future prospects

A great stepping-stone onto a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Welfare qualification, subject to meeting additional entry requirements.

About the employer

We offer a wide range of veterinary services from preventative healthcare to orthopaedic surgery. We have a wealth of experience and a huge amount of facilities here at Anrich. 


Anrich Veterinary Hospital



Caroline Street



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Training provider

Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited


Ramze Bouhalla 01708579289

Intermediate Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Standard.

The duration of the course is 15 months, with 12 months online and practical learning time, followed by three months preparation for the EPA (End Point Assessment).

 The course covers following subjects:

  • Introduction to animal care
  • Animal health & welfare animal
  • Environment & accommodation
  • Handling of animals
  • Animal feeding
  • Animal grooming

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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