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Animal Care Technician

Location:
UK
Company:
Covance

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Job Overview:

Are you looking for a career that you can grow and develop in?







Are you passionate about caring for animals?







We are looking for Trainee Animal Technician's to join our team in Eye, Suffolk. Covance are the largest employer for animal technicians in the UK and we need you!







We fully support our technicians through a structured training and development programme which includes gaining accredited Animal Science and Technology qualification, 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.





There may be the opportunity for additional income through overtime at weekends, weekdays and public holidays.

Education/Qualifications:



+ 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



Experience:

What we need from you:





+ The ability to learn and have empathy with the animals and the capability to develop the requisite skills.



+ Previous experience of working with (and handling) animals would be beneficial





Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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