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Animal Care Case Studies

Kate Miller Animal Care Apprentice

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“I love the course and knew this was what I wanted to do when I left high school.”

Kate Miller

Animal Care Apprentice

How did your apprenticeship journey start?

My journey started in 2012 when I chose the option of doing a Level 1 Animal Care Certificate as one of my courses at Abraham Guest Academy. Every Friday afternoon I would go to ProCo’s Montrose site to learn about all the different types of animals. I loved the course and know this is what I wanted to do when I left high school.
I started to volunteer on the farm during the summer holidays. During this time there was a vacancy for an Animal Care Apprentice and so I applied and was successful.

Do you think volunteering helped you gain an apprenticeship?

Yes – I think if you volunteer for a local employer or a community or youth group it will help your CV and application stand out from the rest.

What are your aspirations?

I am hoping to successfully pass my level 2 apprenticeship and hopefully progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship so I can develop my skills and knowledge. One day I hope to be an Animal Care Instructor. Since working at ProCo, I’ve realised that as well as working with the animals I also like working with young people and this is something  I would like to continue to do once I have completed my apprenticeship.