The College of Animal Welfare’s annual Careers With Animals Day was the place to be on Saturday 13 October, as hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds visited the College’s centre in Tingley to find out more about how they could turn their dream of working with animals into a reality.
With over 450 visitors dropping by to speak to exhibitors about the opportunities up for grabs in the animal care industry; this year’s Careers With Animals Day has been the centre’s largest careers event to-date. Careers talks running throughout the day covered everything from veterinary nursing and dog grooming, to hydrotherapy and veterinary medicine. One visitor said: “I thought the day was organised exceptionally well and I really enjoyed the variety of exhibitors at the event. It’s been great to meet with those already in the industry.” Another, “All the members of the college [were] really welcoming. I’ve had a well informed and lovely day.”
Event organiser, Claire Gregory, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people come together to find out more about the wide range of career opportunities in the animal care industry!” She added: “We would like to give a huge thank you to the variety of fantastic organisations who supported the event by exhibiting and delivering careers talks throughout the day.”
Preparations for next year’s event are already underway; details will be available shortly at www.careerswithanimals.co.uk
For those who missed the event, but are interested in finding out more about the courses available at the College, the next course open day is Wednesday 24 October 2018 from 1pm-3pm. Further details can be found at www.caw.ac.uk