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TitleRecent Graduate Vet Opportunities - Available Across The UK
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Are you a 2021 qualified Vet working in small animal practice?

Has your first role not worked out as you had hoped?

Would you like to join a New Graduate Programme that will provide you with tailored training and mentorship to allow you to thrive in general practice?

If the answer to these questions is yes then we want to hear from you…

The CVS New Graduate Programme is tailor-made, offering you the right support network in practice by ensuring you have an experienced clinical mentor working alongside you in your practice. In addition you will attend dedicated Continued Professional Development (CPD) days, supporting the development of your clinical skills and non-clinical skills, including self-leadership, teamwork, wellbeing, resilience and business, whilst also providing the opportunity for you to share experiences with fellow graduates.

We have over 500 practice sites across the UK and have some fantastic opportunities available for recently graduated Vets.

We are extremely proud of the CVS Graduate Programme and have supported over 750 brilliant graduates since the programme began in 2015. We are always learning and working hard to constantly evolve the programme each year – in order to provide you with the best support and opportunity for your first years in practice

These are some of the benefits of joining us:

  • Paid residential week with enable us to meet you in person so that we can welcome you to CVS, allow you practice key day-one skills and re-visit essential knowledge, bring you together with other recent graduates to provide you with a peer-support network right from the start and also provide you with the opportunity to learn about CVS and how our practices operate
  • Salary of £31,000 which increases to £33,500 at the end of year 1 and £36,500 at the end of year 2
  • No financial tie-in beyond completion of the programme. Even if you are currently tied in to your current role we would like to hear from you as we can help you with this.
  • Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS).
  • Up to 7 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays (or equivalent) with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme - allowing you to purchase an additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Receive an extra days leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • 10 CPD days a year covering both clinical and non-clinical skills and tailored to your clinical role.
  • committed and trained clinical buddy working alongside you in practice, with regular meetings to support your transition from student to qualified vet.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Discounted pet treatments.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 365 days a year helpline to support you and your immediate family when you need it the most.
  • Discounted UK gym membership with Gym Flex.
  • Performance bonus scheme.
  • Opportunity to enrol onto the country's first Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Veterinary) degree programme in conjunction with Nottingham Vet School – providing you with both a masters qualification and certAVP
  • Internal transfers – with a network of over 500 practices we can support you should you need to relocate
  • Recommend a Friend - Financial bonus up to £3000!

This is what to do now

To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme, please select ‘apply now' and let us know where in the UK and at which of our practices you would like to work.



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Exoticcross logoCVS Ltd
Type of vacancyFull Time
Recruitment agencyNone
Job reference2117
Date approved23/11/2021
Closing date19/12/2021
Minimum experience neededNew Graduate

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