Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing (Level 3 Diploma) NEW LODGE VETERINARY CENTRE LTD

As part of our small team, we aim to provide the one-to-one support you will need at both at the practical work-based learning and during your college studies. We are searching for a candidate who is enthusiastic for the challenges of learning in a close team working environment, while providing the best in patient support and care.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,308.80

    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

    Two different shift patterns to be worked over. Shift Rota 1 totaling 46 hours per week. Shift Rota 2 totaling 50 hours per week. Further details provided in the other information section.

    Total hours per week: 46.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250342

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be expected as an apprentice veterinary nurse to develop the flexibility and skills required across all areas of the practice from theatre work, nursing clinics, nursing inpatients, to essential deep cleaning procedures and reception duties. The provision of an exceptional standard of client care is essential to this role
  • Our nurses are trained to a high standard and provide excellent patient care and support for the vets. We do provide our own inpatient care service although we use an out of hours care provider. You would be expected to take part in a 1 in 2 week/weekend rota including inpatient care overnight and at weekends as required
  • The candidate must also hold a full clean driving licence, have own transport and live within 25 minutes' drive of the practice for patient care. We are a rural practice with no direct bus service hence the ability to drive/have transport is essential for this role
  • As part of our small team, we aim to provide the one-to-one support you will need at both at the practical work-based learning and during your college studies

The study of Veterinary Nursing at New Lodge Veterinary Centre requires application, dedication, attention to detail and a desire to apply theoretical knowledge into every day practice.

We are searching for a candidate who is enthusiastic for the challenges of learning in a close team working environment, while providing the best in patient support and care.

Become a Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse with our help and support as previous successful apprentices have done.

We will also pay college fees, Vetskill fees,  RCVS Initial Registration and end point assessment attempts while the candidate remains our apprentice and passes all exams.

The training you will be getting

  • Attendance at College of Animal Welfare Godmanchester for 1 day per week – day release training, along with online lessons, off the job training, practical and written assignments and exams.
  • Successful applicants will complete the Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing, alongside completing the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Employment as Registered Veterinary Nurse at any Veterinary practice within the UK , or at any vacancy requiring RVN qualifications.

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Dedication to learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 5 GCSEs including English and Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

This is a hands on fully immersive experience, involving good time keeping, good study and organisational skills with sometimes working longer hours than rota when caring for in patients out of hours. This role will involve dealing with the general public in a professional manner. There may be occasional night working within rota and rarely stressful situations dealing with members of the public and their animals. Rota Information: On rota depending on college attendance, one day a week while college in session. Rota 1 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday for 4 days that week – 9 hours x 4 =36hrs plus one day college attendance and in patient care overnight as required on college day. No weekend work. College attendance one day a week then working until 7.00pm that night and in patient care overnight that night as required. -10 hours that day. During non-term time 9am -7.00pm on what would be college day. When in patients are present times may vary but hours will remain the same. Total hours 46 rota week 1 Rota 2 10.00am -7.00pm Monday to Friday and in patient care overnight that week as required (may not be regular), apart from one weekday (to be decided depending on college day) 4 x 9 hours = 36 hours Plus college one day a week then coming to work and working until 7.00pm that night and in patent care that night is required. 10 hours. During non-term time 9am -7.00pm on what would be college day. Working Saturday 8.00am to 12.00.pm = 4.00 hours then in-patient care as required over the weekend until Monday am. In patient care may not be regular. Total hours Rota 2 = 50 hours. These hours include lunch and college attendance. Lunch hours although paid do not count as working time hours. Plus in patient care after hours as required, paid overtime, which may not be regular. Applicants must live within a 20-30minute commute of the surgery for on- call purposes.

About the employer

We are a small but dedicated veterinary team that treat a range of companion animals at our modern well equipped rurally located Veterinary Centre. We are not part of a large chain, we are an independent family run vets.

Employer

NEW LODGE VETERINARY CENTRE LTD

Address

New Lodge Veterinary Centre

Red Lodge Road

Polebrook, nr Oundle

PE8 5LL

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Training

Training provider

THE COLLEGE OF ANIMAL WELFARE LIMITED

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

Contact

Justin Groves

jgroves@caw.ac.uk

01480 422060

Apprenticeship standard

Veterinary nurse

Level 3 (A level)

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


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