Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as animal welfare centres or farm parks. Animal Care and Welfare Assistants must have a strong work ethic and be prepared to work irregular hours in all weather conditions. They must maintain safe working practices and taking responsibility for themselves, animals and others.
Typical job roles include: animal technician, animal welfare assistant; animal day care assistant or farm park assistant.
Work is generally based outside and undertaken throughout the year, so apprentices will frequently work outside in all weathers.