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It’s “distinction” all around for our animal care apprentices!

As National Apprenticeship Week comes to a close, we’re delighted to announce some amazing news from our apprenticeships team: all five of our animal care apprentices who recently completed their End Point Assessments (EPA) achieved a distinction!  

With the End Point Assessment taking place virtually due to COVID-19, our students worked extra hard to prepare to be assessed in a new online format, with support from their tutors via Microsoft Teams. Our students’ success is a clear reflection of their confidence and dedication and we’re really thrilled to see them succeed!

Congratulations to all our apprentices – you’ve done us proud!

Has National Apprenticeship Week got you thinking about recruiting an apprentice?

With all the talk of apprenticeships last week, you may be thinking about recruiting an apprentice yourself. With the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices being just £4.15* per hour, apprenticeships can be an affordable way for growing businesses to expand their team whilst providing a training opportunity for someone keen to start a career in your industry.

What’s more – don’t forget that until 31st March, businesses that recruit a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 will receive a £2,000 incentive from the government towards the cost of training, while those that hire new apprentices aged 25 and over will be paid £1,500.

These payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 incentive the government already provides for new 16-18 year old apprentices. This means that if you hire a 16 to 18 year old apprentice in the next 6 months, you receive £3,000! If you also have less than 50 contracted employees, the apprenticeship fees for those aged 16-18 years of age will be fully funded!

Talk to us about apprenticeship training today

If you would like to speak to a member of our team directly regarding our apprenticeship training and the benefits it could bring to your business, please contact us at or on 01480 422060. You can view all of our apprenticeship programmes on our website.

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