Trainee Animal Technician
- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
Now recruiting for June and July start dates
If successful, you will be eligible for a £1000 sign on bonus and a competitive starting salary!
Are you interested in working with animals?
Do you want to build a career working for a company that is commited to making the world a better place?
Are you looking for a job that offers training and development?
Then we have the role for you!
Covance by Labcorp are looking for Trainee Animal Technician's to join our growing team in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. Covance by Labcorp are the largest employer for animal technicians in the UK and we need you!
We fully support our technicians through our comprehensivetraining and development programme which includes gaining accredited Animal Science and Technology qualifications, as well as structured career progression.
As a Trainee Animal Technician, your main responsibilities will be:
- Providing food, water and bedding to the animals
- Changing cages and associated equipment
- Assisting in the handling of animals for various procedures
- Performing cleaning duties within the animal rooms and facility
- Preparing equipment and materials for use on studies
- Recording routine study data both manually and using electronic data capture systems.
You will be required to work 1 in 3 weekends as part of your working week, paid at a shift pay enhancement. There will be an opportunity to work additional overtime during the week and weekends that are not part of your scheduled week.
- Animal Care or Animal Management qualifications at Level 2 or higher are desirable but not essential
- A minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE's or equivalent qualifications including Maths, English and Science
- The ability to learn and have empathy with the animals; as well as the capability to develop the requisite skills
- Previous experience working with or handling animals is beneficial