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Advanced 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, with both 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 everyday practice.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *Rota week one = £221.26* **Rota week two = £240.50** For apprentices in their first year who are 16-18 years old and those aged 19+ in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the NMW appropriate to their age applies.

    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

    *Rota 1 - 46 hours 8am–5pm Monday - Friday for 4 days that week–plus one day college.* *Rota 2 - 48 hours 10am-7pm Monday-Friday. Saturday 8am–12pm plus one day college. College days- 9am–7pm* When in-patients are present times may vary.

    Total hours per week: 46

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

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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
  • 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.

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

A variety of training will take place including on the job training at the Veterinary Centre where you will be under supervision from a Registered Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Surgeon and other Student Apprentice Veterinary Nurses.

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 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Employment as Registered Veterinary Nurse at any Veterinary practice with 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, Fully committed to the role, Dedicated to learn


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Grade A*-C/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. -DO NOT CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY- Please contact Gemma Wilson or Steph Ross 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 £4.81 per hour as of 01/04/2022. 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. More information is available at: wage/dg_10027201

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.




New Lodge Veterinary Centre

Red Lodge Road

Polebrook, nr Oundle


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Training provider



Steph Ross

Apprenticeship standard

Veterinary nurse

Level 3 (A level)

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