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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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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
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity

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…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • 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…

  • Jobs
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Distance Learning
  • Level 3
  • Level 4
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity

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…

  • Distance Learning
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Level 5
  • Level 6
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • 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
  • Gap Year
  • 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
  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Level 5
  • Level 6
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity

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…

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

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…

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

If you want to work with horses, there has never been a better time to join the horseracing industry. It has a heritage that spans centuries, and is the second largest spectator sport in the country. Racing…

  • Gap Year
  • Animal
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Horseracing and Equine

Do you want to make a difference volunteering overseas? A Raleigh Expedition is a unique overseas volunteer progamme for 17 to 24 year olds. An Expedition is an amazing adventure full of new experiences,…

  • Gap Year
  • Traineeships
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • Animal
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Study Abroad

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…

  • Jobs
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  • Part Time
  • Gap Year
  • Work Experience/Interns
  • School Leaver
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Horseracing and Equine

We offer fabulous on-site equestrian facilities for students at Moreton Morrell including a new Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre. Moreton Morrell's equine provision includes: Stabling…

  • College Courses
  • Level 3
  • Level 2
  • Level 1
  • Apprenticeships
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  • Entry Level
  • Animal
  • Horseracing and Equine
  • Land Based
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We offer a wide range of industry-led courses within purpose-built facilities at both our Moreton Morrell and Pershore Colleges - what better places to begin your journey to such a hugely rewarding…

  • College Courses
  • Level 3
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  • Level 1
  • Apprenticeships
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  • Animal
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  • Midwifery and Nursing
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Employer: Poochie Play CentreLocation: DerbyWage: £0.00 Per WeekHours: 16.00 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionTrainee would support permanent staff with the care of Dogs that are boarded at the centre andor…

  • Traineeships
  • Animal
  • Derby remove

Volunteers on our Himalayan Mountain Conservation in Nepal placement will work with a national conservation organisation, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in the stunning Annapurna…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Science
  • Land Based

Volunteer with Projects Abroad in what conservationist call one of the most species-rich countries on earth. Our Conservation in Ecuador project is based 1 000 km off Ecuador’s Pacific coast…

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

Join our Community Farming Project in Ghana is based in the Akuapem Hills, the most rural region of Ghana. The project is still in its early stages of development and consists of a small farm which volunteers…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Gap Year
  • Agriculture, Horticulture
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Languages & ESOL
  • Land Based

Taking part in our Canine Therapy in Bolivia placements, will provide you with a valuable and unique experience. The children you will be working with are from the local areas and each one experiences…

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Animal
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Health and Social Care
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Land Based

You can volunteer on a Diving & Marine Conservation project in Cambodia on the tropical Gulf of Thailand. The project is based on the beautiful and peaceful island of Koh Sdach . The project…

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

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