Trainee Animal Technician

S3 Science
Potters Bar
£7 - £8 per hour + Travel
12 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
S3 Science is the UK's largest provider of Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists. Have you been looking a career working with animals, offering good pay, training and exciting career prospects? We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our growing Animal Technician and Animal Technologist Placement team working at prestigious client's sites across the UK. To join our Placement team you must have the following: Experience of working with animals or hold an animal related qualification High motivation levels and a good work ethic The ability to work to set procedures with a high degree of attention to detail A genuine passion to work with animals, demonstrating care and compassion Daily duties working for S3 Science as an Animal Technician and Animal Technologist include: Feeding and watering General health checking Handling animals Cage cleaning and washing Don't worry if you haven't previously held the role of an Animal Technician or Animal Technologist. Providing you meet our requirements you will receive on the job training with full pay and benefits from day 1. As we are recruiting Animal Technicians or Animal Technologists for clients at sites across the UK and we will match your address to our closest client. For those candidates with previous experience of working as an Animal Technician / Animal Technologist you also have the opportunity to work away from home during the week and we will pay for your accommodation and travel. Before we can match you to any specific role you must 1st email us your CV and covering letter including the following information (essential): Your availability (E.g. immediate or after you have worked 4 weeks' notice, etc) Are you a car driver with access to a vehicle? Do you have any pets and if so what? Your salary expectations? Would you consider working away from home? (Only relevant if you have previous experience of Animal Technician / Animal Technologist work). Once you have provided us with this information we will contact you to discuss the work of an S3 Science Animal Technologist or Animal Technician in more detail. Only then can we match you to one of our client's available opportunities. As the largest provider of Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists in the UK S3 Science have a variety of opportunities available whether you are a trainee or experienced Animal Technician / Animal Technologist. We aim to respond to your application within 72 hours and providing you are suitable and have answered our questions you have a high chance of gaining employment working with animals. Please DO NOT telephone us in the 1st instance - we follow a structured and highly successful recruitment process and we guarantee to contact you. Successful candidates can expect full training, a thorough and comprehensive package of benefits including excellent remuneration, holiday pay, statutory sick pay and often your daily travel costs for commuting to and from our client sites will be reimbursed. Furthermore for all S3 Science Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists we operate a 24 hour telephone help line 7 days a week. S3 Science Animal Technologist and Animal Technician FAQ's: S3 Science offers the highest rates of pay available today for new and experienced animal technicians: Even our lowest hourly pay rates equate to between £14,000 to £15,500 pa (based on a 40 hour working week). All S3 Science Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists receive a new starter pack and handbook. This outlines everything you need to know for your 1st day at work: who to ask for, where to go, who to call in case you are running late and of course what to expect on your 1st day. S3 Science Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists get paid weekly. We've found this helps our Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists manage their funds better and means you avoid the dreaded 'end of the month, no money left' scenario All S3 Science Animal Technicians and Animal Technologists are employed on easy to read, straight forward employment contracts. We clearly show your remuneration including overtime rates and the number of hours you will be expected to work each week. We do not operate zero hour's contracts as we feel they are unfair and misleading. If you would like to apply please send us your up to date CV and don't forget to answer the questions mentioned earlier and a member of the S3 Science recruitment team will contact you. Apply now to start your career as an Animal Technician or Animal Technologist. S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This job was originally posted as