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Business Administration Apprentice SHEPTON VETERINARY GROUP LIMITED

We are offering an opportunity to train as an administrator, in a large, mixed animal veterinary practice based in Shepton Mallet.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Potential incremental wage increase

    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 will vary but will be across the following days and times; Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm or 9.00am - 5.30pm with one hour unpaid lunch You will also have to work one Saturday in 6 from 8.30am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Reception duties- Taking client/vet calls, booking appointments, and taking medicine orders.
  • Assist in large animal dispensary when required.
  • Maintain the Farm Animal email inbox daily, including processing all lab reports from email.
  • Assist with TB job bags preparation.
  • Managing vet equipment- Organising regular services and repairs on scanners, clippers, disbudding equipment.
  • Taking care of the infectious disease department- organising regular testing, reporting results to vets, and managing the data we hold here via Microsoft.
  • Manage the vet tech service- organising technicians visits, processing client data ahead of visit, uploading the data to systems once visits are complete.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • A Level 3 Business Administration qualification will be achieved upon completion.
  • Training will be one day a week at Strode College, Street, Somerset.
  • Strode College will be managing the applications for this vacancy.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position may be available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Shepton Vets is a large independent, mixed animal practice based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Shepton Vets opened it's first small animal branch Wells Vets, in Wells in October 2018. The team at Shepton Vets have been providing veterinary care to the Somerset community since 1922. Our team of 22 vets work in two specialist departments – Pets and Farm.They are dedicated to their field, which means we can offer the highest standards of care and service to every animal no matter how large or small. Our vets are supported by a fantastic team of veterinary nurses, student nurses and administration staff. We strive to provide the highest standards of clinical service, knowledge and expertise and aim to surpass expectations.







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Training provider



Lyndsey Bath

01458 844681

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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