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 £4.30* 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 with digital accounts
  • Employers who recruit an apprentice aged 16-18 are eligible for a £1,000 incentive payment from the government
  • If you also have less than 50 contracted employees, the apprenticeship fees for those aged 16-18 years of age will be fully funded
  • If you choose CAW as your training provider we can help you recruit free of charge
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.

Download our veterinary nursing apprenticeships guide today

We offer veterinary nurse apprenticeship training from centres across the UK, with courses starting throughout the year. If you’re interested in recruiting a veterinary nursing apprentice, register your interest below to download our guide!