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Animal Care Apprenticeships Jobs and Courses

Interested in the animal care industry? Get all the training and knowledge you need with an animal care apprenticeship in the UK that combines with animal care courses and on-the-job training.

This sector is for those interested in learning, training and working with animals. The roles that you would learn about are very varied, covering the health, welfare, handling and supervision of creatures large and small. Advanced apprenticeships in this area could involve more specialised aspects within environments like wildlife parks, zoos or as an apprentice veterinary nurse.

And animal care is a big sector in animal-loving Britain. When you add-in everything from boarding kennels to veterinary clinics, grooming parlours to race horse stables and everything in between this is a billion-pound industry comprising an estimated 12,000+ businesses and 100,000+ workers.

To discover the perfect job or training course for you, just search within our extensive listings for school-leavers and college attendees. You can sort by job type or UK region using the search box to the left or start by taking a look at our featured vacancies below. Our list of jobs and opportunities changes regularly as we add new companies and institutions, or as existing partners add new roles and vacancies.

To give you an idea of the sort of animal care apprenticeships and training courses available here is a selection of companies that regularly work with us:

  • Animal conservation in countries worldwide
  • Apprenticeships in racehorse care
  • A wide range of animal care courses from certificates in dog grooming to CQ level diplomas for veterinary care assistants
  • Marine Science traineeships
  • Animal science and veterinary nursing advanced apprenticeships
plus many more

Animal care apprenticeships vacancies at notgoingtouni: regularly updated lists of the latest opportunities from employers and colleges throughout England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.


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The successful candidate will care for the horses and facilities at the Equine Unit to maintain horse welfare, and assist in maintaining resources and equipment required

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Apprentice Dressage Groom for private competition yard in Colchester

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Join Pod Volunteer to contribute to turtle, shark and potato bass research at world famous dive sites in Sodwana Bay. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential…

  • Gap Year
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  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Marine
  • Voluntary and Charity

Join Pod Volunteer to protect, track and research elephant herds in the beautiful Southern African desert. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential employees…

  • Jobs
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  • Distance Learning
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Animal
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Join Pod Volunteer to help the project to protect turtle’s eggs and release hatchlings on a tropical beach. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential employees…

  • Distance Learning
  • Gap Year
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  • Marine
  • Voluntary and Charity

Join Pod Volunteer to support a local team and contribute to integral conservation research and assist in protecting the reefs whilst living on the idyllic island of Koh Tao and exploring its world famous…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
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  • Marine
  • Voluntary and Charity

Join Pod Volunteer to care for retired elephants rescued from logging and tourism industries in a tropical wildlife sanctuary Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity

Join Pod Volunteer to support the vital work being done by the local team by caring for dogs and cats in need, set on a stunning tropical island. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your…

  • Distance Learning
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  • Volunteer
  • Level 5
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Join Pod Volunteer and live in Greater Kruger National Park, supporting a local research team to ensure the future of the area’s ecosystem. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your…

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  • Animal
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Join Pod Volunteer to help care for injured dogs, cows and animals in the colourful city of Udaipur! Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential employees that you…

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  • Level 5
  • Level 6
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity

Zoology incorporates the study of biology, ecology and biodiversity  in order to better help manage and conserve the Earth's fragile ecosystems. The programme aims to provide you will a wide set…

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  • College Higher Education
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  • Marine
  • Land Based
  • Countryside Management
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This programme aims to provide the student with the fundamentals of equine training, development and management, setting foundations for a successful career. The learner will gain skills, knowledge…

  • Level 5
  • College Higher Education
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  • Horseracing and Equine
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This Programme is available as a 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time programme and will focus on the conservation industry. It aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and experience…

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  • College Higher Education
  • Animal
  • Agriculture, Horticulture
  • Land Based
  • Countryside Management
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This programme is available as a 2 year full-time programme (part time option may be available) and aims to provide the student with the fundamentals of animal science training, development and management,…

  • Level 5
  • College Higher Education
  • Animal
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Join Pod Volunteer to care for monkeys, bears and other wild animals living onsite at a tropical wildlife sanctuary. Volunteering overseas is a great way to enhance your CV since it shows potential…

  • Gap Year
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  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity

Apprentice groom position required for a competitive yard.

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Our unique courses are delivered by qualified professionals in small classes, so that students have a high level of support. We aim to prepare students for successful careers in veterinary nursing. What…

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We are a small, family run business.. We specialise in training horses and riders at all levels. We pride ourselves on our reliability, attention to detail and well maintained facilities. Now looking…

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  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
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A position on our School and College leaver programme is one of the best ways to kickstart your career with PwC. You’ll learn and develop the specialist skills our clients look for and value most,…

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The role of a horse riding instructor is definitely demanding, both physically and time wise, but also extremely rewarding and so much fun! We always say, as a horse riding instructor you have two sets…

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  • Gap Year
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  • Horseracing and Equine

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