Animal Welfare Apprentice Labcorp

As an animal welfare apprentice, you will provide assistance and support with the day-to-day care of animals. Following a comprehensive induction process and carefully tailored training program you will acquire a comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of animal care and animal husbandry in a range of different species.

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

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    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

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Clean and disinfect animal cages, animal rooms, hallways and non-animal rooms as well as feeders, water bottles, and other supplies as needed
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and in particular those relating to Animal Welfare, GLP and Health & Safety
  • Collect data - manually or by appropriate computer software
  • Handle animals humanely and appropriately for the species
  • Animal behaviour and how it impacts their care and welfare
  • Exercise and socialise animals relevant to the species
  • Provide animals with food, water, toys, housing, etc. according to company standards
  • Work both individually and as part of a team
  • Work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken
  • Work safely in the Animal House, maintaining excellent housekeeping whilst following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems

The training you will be getting

You'll undertake an Apprenticeship in Animal Welfare over the course of 18-months. You will study for Level 2 Apprenticeship. The learning is remote and is one day a week.

Functional skills in maths and English (if required).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Move onto the next level apprenticeship or into a full-time role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent N/A (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

As a leading contract research organisation, Labcorp provides comprehensive drug development solutions for a range of industries. Our services cover the preclinical, clinical and post-market phases of drug development, the product life cycles for medical device and diagnostics and development services paired with regulatory support for the chemical testing and crop protection industries.




Barric Lane


IP23 7PX


Aimee Joy

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Training provider


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: 01 May 2024