Level 2 apprenticeship Veterinary Care Support GODDARD VETERINARY GROUP

Our veterinary care support role includes 6.6. weeks holiday and all apprentices are paid at £10.42 per hour. The role is incredibly varied, and you will be responsible for supporting your team with clinical tasks, reception and client care, the infection control, cleaning and maintenance of your practice and its equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,673.00

    - Medical cashback plan involving refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more - Shopping discounts - Generous colleague discounts - Petplan 20% colleague discount

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday some evenings and weekends in lieu of weekdays worked, typical day is a shift of 8 hours between 8.30am - 7pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000217782

  • Positions

    8 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 40 hour week with one day at college and 4 days working in veterinary practice
  • Supporting registered veterinary nurses and vets in day to day practice
  • Work across a range of skill sets including customer service, caring of animals, laboratory and infection control
  • 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
  • The opportunity to join our private medical insurance scheme at a reduced rate
  • Generous colleague introduction reward for vets and RVNs
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • Medical cashback plan involving refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more
  • Shopping discounts
  • Generous colleague discounts
  • Petplan 20% colleague discount  

The training you will be getting

  • Qualification, Certificate in Veterinary Care Support
  • College attendance once per week for 7 hours, with a hybrid teaching approach in college, and remotely
  • College is located in North East London/Essex Boarder
  • Work on a portfolio of evidence, assignments and practical assessment supported by both college and the veterinary practice

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression with the role of a veterinary nusring assistant or progressing to level 3 as a veterinary nurse.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Working with animals

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Animal care or mangement (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Passion for caring of animals

About the employer

In 2022 we celebrated our 70th anniversary and have 46 branches, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues, and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings, communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&A’s to ensure we're making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are mental health first aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are a forward-thinking practice and have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy branches. We have a schedule of refurbishments planned and are continually reviewing equipment needs at our practices.

Employer

GODDARD VETERINARY GROUP

Address

Claygate House Manor Road

(The Old Police Station)

Woodford Green

IG8 8BX

Contact

Rose Stanton

rstanton@goddardvetgroup.co.uk

020 8506 0703

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Training

Training provider

GODDARD VETERINARY GROUP

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Mar 2024