Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeships

Grow a loyal, committed veterinary nurse with our veterinary nursing apprenticeship

If you’re looking to expand your veterinary nursing team in the future, now is the time to recruit a student veterinary nurse at your practice using the Apprenticeship Standard in Veterinary Nursing. Take a look below to learn more about our apprenticeship training…

Apprenticeship benefits for employers

Hiring an apprentice can help you increase productivity, improve performance and grow a committed and loyal veterinary nurse at your practice. Some of the benefits include:

  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Boosting productivity
  • Cutting recruitment costs
  • Filling skills gaps in your practice
Financial incentives for employers recruiting apprentices

With the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices being just £4.15* per hour, apprenticeships can be an affordable way to take on new staff whilst providing a training opportunity for someone keen to start a career in your industry. What’s more, there are added financial incentives for employers recruiting apprentices…

  • 95% of apprenticeship training fees are covered by the government for small employers
  • From 1 August 2020 to 31 March 2021, businesses that recruit a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 receive a £2,000 payment from the government towards the cost of training*
  • If you choose CAW as your training provider we can help you recruit free of charge

*Please note if you are a small or medium sized employer (non-levy payer), you need to set up a Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account before you’re elibigle for this incentive payment. Please register your interest for further information and guidance.

Hiring a veterinary nursing apprentice with The College of Animal Welfare

At The College of Animal Welfare, we offer the following veterinary nursing apprenticeships:

We have a well-earned reputation for excellence; delivering quality training and education and employer support. Your apprentice will benefit from:

  • Support and guidance from qualified lecturers with strong industry experience
  • Diverse teaching, learning and assessment approaches catered for individual needs
  • Access to our unique Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and extensive eLibrary resources
  • Access to state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities

Not only this, at CAW we make the apprentice recruitment process as simple as possible:

  1. You identify a requirement at your veterinary practice
  2. You register your interest to discuss the role
  3. We guide you through the process of completing a job description to advertise the role
  4. We screen your candidates for free
  5. You select candidates to interview
  6. You appoint candidate
  7. Your apprentice starts their training!

If you already have a candidate in mind, they will need to apply for their chosen apprenticeship programme on our website. If you are looking to take on a new apprentice, please register your interest below and we can advise you about next steps.

How we’re keeping our apprentices safe during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present staffing, recruitment and training challenges for many veterinary practices, we want to assure you that we are doing all we can to continue to help employers recruit and train loyal, professional and highly qualified veterinary nurses.

All our apprentice student veterinary nurses are currently being taught theory via our new virtual delivery platform. All sessions are recorded and may be reviewed afterwards by any student. The virtual approach provides a combination of online learning, virtual classrooms and remote tutorials.

For students who are learning clinical skills or preparing for their OSCE examinations or their Apprenticeship End Point Assessments, we are also providing small group practical skills training under strict social distancing and PPE requirements. View our video to learn how we’re keeping our students and staff safe in centre:

Register your interest in recruiting a veterinary nursing apprentice today

We offer veterinary nurse apprenticeship training from centres across the UK, with courses starting in January, February, April and September 2021. If you’re interested in recruiting a new apprentice with us, register your interest below and we’ll send you some more information!