Working in the animals industry with GCSEs (or similar)
Most jobs in this area involve starting at the bottom as a trainee or apprentice to learn the essential skills and procedures required in animal care.
Jobs include kennel maid, farm hand, stable hand, animal care assistant, dog grooming assistant, cattery assistant, pet shop assistant, assistant groom, zoo assistant and gamekeeper.
You need at least five good GCSEs to become a veterinary nurse. I took the apprenticeship route...
Sarah Spinks, community veterinary nurse, PDSA
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