Trainee Animal Technician

Trainee Animal Technician Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Trainee Animal Technician to join our team.


  • Provide animals with environmental enrichment;
  • Provide adequate supplies of food, water, bedding, and consumables for animals as required;
  • Understanding breeding and scientific procedures;
  • Cage cleaning and washing;
  • Carry out daily welfare checks;
  • Accurate record keeping;
  • Handling animals;
  • Ensure cages and enclosures are cleaned in accordance with the work instructions and maintained to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness;
  • Weekend and bank holiday cover will be required on a rota basis;
  • To be responsible for personal and colleagues’ Health and Safety by observing company and legislative guidelines and safe working practices;
  • General animal husbandry;
  • General health checking;
  • Feeding and watering.


  • A temp to perm opportunity;
  • Animal Care Qualification Level 2 or higher are desirable;
  • Practical experience caring for animals in a work or voluntary capacity, and a genuine interest in the care of animals;
  • Ability to carry out routine tasks and procedures under instruction and organise own daily tasks;
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications including Maths, English and Science are advantageous.