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Apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant The Veterinary Centre Ltd

A vacancy has arisen for a student Veterinary Care Support Apprentice at our well-established practices in Maids Moreton, Buckingham & Potterspury, Towcester.

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Closing date: 10 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    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

    Full time 40 hours, days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A vacancy has arisen for a Student VCA at our well-established practices in Maids Moreton, Buckingham & Potterspury, Towcester.

The successful candidate will be working alongside our team of qualified and student veterinary nurses to provide a high standard of care for our clients and hospital patients. Our nurses see an exciting and varied caseload and have the opportunity to continually develop their nursing skills in surgical, medical and emergency nursing.

As part of your role you may be involved in:

  • Maintaining an efficiently running surgery with a clean clinical environment
  • Assisting with animal handling
  • Supporting the veterinary team

The vacancy will be mainly based at Maids Moreton to begin with but there will eventually be travel between the two surgeries so the successful applicant will need to have a reliable mode of transport.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hardworking

Personal qualities

Must be confident, reliable and have a keen interest in everything related to animals and veterinary nursing.

Desired qualifications

  • 5 passes in GCSE (or equivalent) including English & maths essential
  • Science would be good but not essential
  • A levels

Future prospects

We are looking for a long-term candidate to grow with the practice. We are now part of IVC so plenty of future opportunities.

Things to consider

Do not contact the employer directly. Please contact Emily Savage or Kathryn Cockrill on 01480 422060 if you have any queries when making your application.

*Please note, the employer reserves the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if sufficient applications are received. Please apply early to avoid potential disappointment*

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £4.30 per hour as of 01/04/2021. This applies to 16-18 year olds and those aged 19+ in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the NMW appropriate to their age applies.

The NMW for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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About the employer

The Vet Centre Ltd is a well-established  veterinary practice caring for small animals at our two sites. We provide first class care for dogs, cats and small pets.


The Veterinary Centre Ltd



Towcester Road


MK18 1RE

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Training provider

College of Animal Welfare

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The College of Animal Welfare Ltd


Kathryn Cockrill 01480 422060

  • Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant - Veterinary Care Support
  • End Point Assessment
  • Students have the option to study for the Vetskill Level 2 Certificate in Veterinary Care Support as part of the apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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