The ACP (Animal Careers Programme) is an exclusive employer-led employability programme within the animal care sector. The ACP employability programme has been developed by some of the top animal care industry experts within the UK, since we launched in March 2018. Both our employer partners and referral partners have joined our mission to make the industry more inclusive, whilst supporting more jobseekers into paid employment, within animal care.
ACP is the only employability programme of its kind. Our programme has been built on real work-life experience, and is continually evolving to ensure it remains current and ‘fit for purpose’. As a result of our high-quality pre-employment training and dedicated in-work support, 96% of our learners naturally transition to secure sustainable employment within the animal care sector.
The ACP blends both virtual e-learning and hands-on physical training due to having a range of animals on our premises and a team of animal experts on hand throughout the UK.
Through years of combined experience, we recognised that with animal care, one size simply does not fit all. Each of our online and hands-on training modules (including our work experiences) have been specifically designed to assimilate the different animal care roles. These career pathways range anywhere from a pet shop assistant, an animal technician, a dog groomer, a livestock farmworker, a zookeeper, a veterinary nurse and many more. Each career path has it’s own specific training modules and in-work training log based on a particular role.