We're passionate about pets and the people that care for them!
We're proud to offer a range of exciting Apprenticeship opportunities across Pets at Home, The Groom Room and Vets4Pets including:
- Veterinary Nurse
- Dog Groomer
- Veterinary Care Assistant
- Support Office in various business functions such as Finance, People and Data.
We are proud to support the next generation of Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants within our practices studying:
- Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Apprenticeship, where you gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to become a Veterinary Care Assistant.
- Level 3 Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship, where you gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
Meet Rebecca, one of our truly inspirational colleagues with a career journey that shows what is possible as an Apprentice within the Pets at Home Group. Read more HERE.
A Big Thank You To Our Veterinary Teams.
Support Office Apprenticeships
We offer fantastic opportunities to grow your career by studying for an Apprenticeship within our Support Offices in Handforth, Cheshire and Swindon, Wiltshire, we support colleagues to thrive in their roles.
Data Academy - Partnering with Cambridge Spark, we offer a suite of Apprenticeships ranging from becoming Data Minded by studying a Level 3 Data Essentials Certificate to Data Analyst Level 4 and Data Science/Machine Learning Engineer Level 7.
People Academy - Progress your journey within an HR environment by studying for your CIPD with us, with HR Support Level 3, HR Consultant Partner Level 5 through to Senior People Professional Level 7.
Finance Academy - With dedicated support from an Apprenticeship Coach, you can expand your career within our finance teams, where we offer L3 Assistant Accountant Apprenticeships through to Level 4 Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician and L7 Accountancy and Taxation Professional Apprenticeship.
Abi talks to us about how her Apprenticeship will open doors for her in her career, find out more HERE.
What's It Like To Work In Our Support Offices?
Q & A
No, there's not! The great news is that apprenticeships are open to anyone over 16 years of age making them a great way to learn a new skill and launch your career.
Absolutely, as long as your degree is not in the same subject as the apprenticeship as we need to ensure you’re learning something new. For example, if you were applying for a Vet Nurse Apprenticeship and already have a BSc in Veterinary Nursing, you wouldn’t be eligible for the apprenticeship.
No, I’m afraid not. Currently, you need to have lived in the EU/UK for at least three years to qualify for apprenticeship funding.
Yes, all our Apprenticeships run alongside a paid role within The Pets at Home Vet Group, this allows you to apply your learning in a working environment whilst earning a wage.
Yes, you are paid for the time spent in college if you are enrolled on a day-release apprenticeship course.
No, you must not be on another course or Apprenticeship to start an Apprenticeship with us.
Sometimes called 'off the job training' or OTJ, Apprentices receive 6 hours of off-the-job learning per week, which includes attending college courses and time to complete Apprenticeship work and new learning.
It all depends on the level of Apprenticeship you apply for. For example, for the Level 3 Vet Nurse Apprenticeship, you’ll need 5 GCSEs covering Maths, English and Science plus an additional two subjects. If you don't already have these, we can support you to achieve these alongside your Apprenticeship.