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Working with animals

I’d like to be able to work with animals but don’t have any qualifications or experience.

I’m willing to carry out work experience but don’t know where to start.

Please could you advise?

Thank you.


There are a wide range of jobs that you could look at working with animals including animal welfare worker, vetinary assistant, dog groomer and jockey !. You could also complete an interest guide on the Learn Direct web site to look at job ideas that match your interests. There are a range of courses available related to working with animals and you can receive advice about these from contacting your local nextstep or Connexions service as well as phoning Learn Direct. It may be possible to do some voluntary work in the field that you want to go into to gain experience and also possibly some training.

Good luck