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    Apprentice Veterinary Nurse




    Rhyl, Denbighshire


    £6.40 p/h

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term




    Rhyl, Denbighshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    We are excited to announce an opportunity for an Apprentice Veterinary Nurse to join our team at Animal Trust in Rhyl, Denbighshire. This role is perfect for individuals passionate about animals and eager to start a rewarding career in veterinary nursing. You'll begin as an Auxiliary Nurse, working part-time while gaining essential skills, and transition into a full-time Apprentice Veterinary Nurse role with college training starting in 2025.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist Veterinary Team: Provide support to vets and nurses, assisting in clinical procedures and patient care.
    • Animal Handling: Learn to handle animals safely and calmly.
    • Husbandry: Develop skills in the husbandry of companion animals, ensuring their well-being.
    • Clinical Skills: Acquire vital clinical skills necessary for veterinary nursing.
    • Administrative Tasks: Perform reception and administration duties as part of the rotational rota.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Educational Requirements: Must have at least 5 Level 2 qualifications (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C), including English, Maths, and a Science subject.
    • Experience: Candidates should have completed the L2 Diploma in Veterinary Care Support or have at least one year of hands-on experience in a veterinary practice.
    • Passion for Animals: Demonstrated experience working with animals.
    • Commitment: Strong work ethic and dedication to learning.


    Our Offer

    Initial Salary: £12 per hour for the first 6 months.

    Apprenticeship Pay Scale:

    • Year 1: £6.40 per hour
    • Years 2 & 3: National Minimum Wage

    Benefits Package:

    • College course costs covered by Animal Trust.
    • 6 weeks of annual leave.
    • Contributory pension scheme.
    • Permanent Position: Potential for a permanent role upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

    Work-Life Balance

    Work-Life Balance

    • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 4 days in the clinic and 1 day at college.
    • College Locations: Training at colleges in Wigan, Stockport, or Preston.
    • Supportive Environment: Comprehensive support from clinical coaches and a collaborative team.

    About Animal Trust

    Our Mission and Values

    Animal Trust is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that prioritises accessible veterinary care over profit. As a B Corp-certified organisation, we focus on sustainable and community-oriented veterinary services. We reinvest most of our profits into our facilities, enhancing our services to provide advanced care while maintaining affordability. Our core belief is that every pet deserves prompt and expert treatment regardless of their owner's financial situation. This is why we offer free consultations for sick and injured animals, ensuring timely and necessary care. We are committed to a future where no pet suffers due to financial constraints.

    Who We Are

    Animal Trust is the largest B Corp-certified veterinary group globally, pioneering not-for-profit veterinary care. Our growth has allowed us to care for nearly 100,000 pets annually across our network of busy surgeries, emphasising that quality care should be accessible and honest. Our innovative approach ensures that all pets receive the care they need, tailored to their conditions and owners' financial capabilities. From free consultations to fixed-cost treatments, we provide a range of options to suit every need without compromising on care quality.

    Our Commitment

    At Animal Trust, we deeply value the wellness and satisfaction of our team members. We offer comprehensive support for mental, financial, and life counselling, ensuring each staff member has the resources to thrive both professionally and personally. We are proud to compensate our team members at or above the Real Living Wage rate unless they are attending external training courses. This commitment to fair compensation and sustainable practices reflects our dedication to our staff and our mission. In 2023, we were awarded B Corp certification, further cementing our commitment to high-quality, affordable, and ethically conscious care.

    How To Apply

    Application Process

    To apply, click the Apply Now button, fill out your details, and submit your CV through our online portal. Ensure your application reflects your qualifications, passion for veterinary care, and desire to grow with Animal Trust.


    For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Wall at [email protected] Join us in making a difference at Animal Trust, where your career growth aligns with compassionate animal care. Apply today!

    Animal Trust is a trading name of Animal Trust Vets CIC, a community interest company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No: 07938025

    Registered Office: Animal Trust Administration Centre, Cedab Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FE