Trainee Veterinary Technician
Minimum of £22,000 a year
Train with the best.
This is not your usual Veterinary role. Become a Veterinary Technician with the Army and you’ll be there to take care of injured patrol dogs and nurse sick cavalry horses, working in both the field and in clinics, as you travel the world. You’ll earn valuable qualifications to take your Veterinary career forward, whether that’s in the Army or returning to civilian life. And you’ll have an adventure as you go, gaining military training, making friends and enjoying the sports you love the most.
To qualify, you must be between 17 years 6 months and 35 years and 6 months. You’ll need to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse and registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. You’ll also need to pass a basic fitness test.
Start the adventure of a lifetime.
You’ll be paid £16,844 during your initial training, and once finished your pay will rise to £22,000 a year. As an entry-level Soldier, you’ll start with your initial military training at either Pirbright in Surrey or Winchester in Hampshire. Then you’ll go on to your trade training at the Defence Animal Centre at Melton Mowbray.
You’ll also receive 30 days’ annual leave every year (plus bank holidays and extra leave after operations), free medical and dental care, cheaper living costs, and free gym and sports facilities. And unless you're away on operations or training exercises, you'll normally work 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Outside the Royal Military Academy, you’ll continue to learn and grow through Adventurous Training and international travel. Being a Soldier is an adventure which offers you the chance to learn your trade, get qualifications that count in the civilian world and take advantage of opportunities you won’t find elsewhere.