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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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At first glance, Corcovado National Park on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is a mere pin prick on the world map, covering a measly 0.03% of the world’s landmass. This makes it even more astonishing…

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Travel with us to the ancient Kingdoms of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in Southeast Asia, famously popular destinations for gap year travellers and it isn't hard to see why.  The countries…

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The Fijian archipelago lies scattered lazily in the achingly blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, bathed in the radiant antipodean sunlight. Its towns and villages are veritable melting pots of cultural influences. Fiji's…

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Have you considered taking part on one of our volunteering or adventure placements but don't have all the money right now? During January and February, Frontier is offering the opportunity to reserve…

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Visit South Africa, a Rainbow Nation that combines sophisticated modern culture with an ancient landscape that is simply breathtaking. South Africa has evolved over thousands of years to become the biologically…

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If you would like to go on a Frontier project and are ready to organise a group of friends to go with you, our Group Leaders Program could be perfect for you. As a group leader, you could earn your placement…

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Fiji Shark Conservation

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Globally, and within Fiji, data is deficient for many shark species, which provides a barrier to effective management. Frontier’s research is based around the island of Beqa, recognised as a critical…

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Journey to Peru, where you will stay close to the beach in the coastal region of the Pimental District, near to the town of Chiclayo. During your participation in the program, you will partake in the daily…

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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…

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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…

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Greece provides a blend of a hot Mediterranean climate, fascinating ancient culture, and seas teeming with marine life. Enjoy the chance to immerse yourself in this fabulous culture whilst living close…

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Your Tanzania adventure begins with a thrilling journey high above the turquoise Indian Ocean, as you fly to Mafia Island - the most beautiful of Tanzania's Spice Islands, where tranquil white sand…

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The Frontier-Madagascar wildlife conservation project is based on the 'scented island' of Nosy Be, famous for its vanilla, ylang-ylang and mangoes! The island is home to three species of lemur:…

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Nestled in Central America on the Caribbean coast between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize lies at the centre of the Mesoamerican "biodiversity hotspot". Pristine subtropical forests provide a refuge…

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Thailand Zoo Assistant

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Frontier

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Thailand continues to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking silvery…

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Thailand has continued to be one of the most tempting destinations for those who are seeking a combination of enchanting natural surroundings, alluring culture, and incredible biodiversity. Breathtaking…

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Escape to Madagascar and a paradise island which is home to some of the world's most spectacular and least explored dive sites. The crystal clear waters host a dazzling array of pristine marine habitats…

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A magical landscape punctuated by forest canopies filled with unknown species and unique creatures such as the minute mouse lemur with its round lamp like eyes, skimming kingfishers catching tiny fish…

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Combine exciting adventure travel with a project placement and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adventure trip with Frontier through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and…

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Set between tropical Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Costa Rica is one of the most breathtaking countries in the world. Even though it covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, it is home to an incredible…

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