Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician

25 Nov 2016
23 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician, Harrogate

Have you always wanted to work with animals but not had the relevant experience to secure a position?

 Yes? Then this is your ideal opportunity to enter a career in Animal Husbandry and become part of a highly motivated team providing the highest level of care expected by Covance, one of the leading global drug development services companies.

Covance, a leading global drug development services company, is looking for a Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician to join our team based in Harrogate on a full time, permanent basis.

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

We are looking for dedicated people who value and understand the importance of an animal’s well-being and would find job satisfaction in daily interaction with different animal species.

As our Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician you will

Key responsibilities as our Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician will include:

- Acclimatisation of animals to their surroundings

- Ensuring that animal enclosures are maintained

- Cleaning out kennels, pens, cages and changing bedding

- Exercising dogs and socialising with the animals

- Feeding and watering animals

- Accurately recording vital animal information, for example body weights

The job can be hard work and physically demanding but you will gain an enormous sense of satisfaction knowing that your contribution is helping new, lifesaving medicines be developed.

To become our Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician you must have the following skills and experience:

- Be proficient in basic numeracy and literacy

- Have a passion for the care of animals

- Have an enthusiastic and committed attitude

- Be reliable with a hardworking approach to the job

- No experience needed as full on the job training will be given!

In return for your hard work as our Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician, you will receive a competitive salary plus the opportunity to work within an experienced and highly skilled team, health cover and a contributory pension.

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.

At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.  

There is no better time to join us! So don’t delay, click ‘Apply’ today to become our Trainee Animal Husbandry Technician.