• Medivet Graduate Support Programme

Practise the way you were taught

"My confidence has grown and I feel that I have learned a lot due to having so many experienced colleagues to draw knowledge from" - Bobby 2017

"I enjoyed the training as a whole especially working up complicated cases and support during surgery" - Lui 2017

The Graduate Support Programme

 

Your first job is an important step towards ensuring a successful and fulfilling career. This is why we have a graduate support scheme; we call it the Residency Programme.

We know working as a newly graduated veterinary surgeon can be daunting, especially transitioning from student to independent clinician.

Our Residency Programme provides you with three to six months of one-to-one tailored training, mentoring, coaching and support. Our experienced mentors guide and help you to learn practical skills and gain that all-important confidence. And, at the completion of your training, we guarantee a job!

You also get additional training days outside of clinics, such as in our lab doing cytology and blood smears, in our MRI and CT unit, customer service and communication training and attending neutering clinics.

What to expect

Our experience shows that, within three to six months, you should be able to perform a number of procedures unassisted, including:

  • Neutering
  • Lump removals
  • Treating abscesses
  • Stitch-ups
  • Dentals
  • Taking blood samples
  • Positioning X-rays correctly
  • Taking blood pressure measurements

We have more than 400 vets within Medivet and we all work together as a team to share our knowledge and experience. This means there is always someone you can turn to if there is anything you are unsure about, so you can always feel confident.

We’ve pioneered the Buddy System where we provide you with a dedicated clinician to help you settle in after the residency. They are your first point of call for advice, clinical or non-clinical, and they help make your continuing integration into Medivet and the profession as smooth as possible.

 

Training to suit you

Once you’re ready to move on from the programme you will be placed into a new, permanent role, with the support of your Buddy. This way you can progress and develop your skills and career within the Medivet family.

And don’t forget: there is a proper career path in Medivet, which means you can progress to more senior roles and partnership level with ease. We will support you all the way.

Our Graduate Support Programme benefits package:

  • Competitive salary of £21,000 pa (increasing to £24,000 pa upon successful completion of the programme)
  • Substantial allowance towards housing up to £5100 pa (this will double upon successful completion of the programme!)
  • A vehicle or an allowance for the duration of the residency (you will still benefit from this upon successful completion of the programme)
  • Generous CPD allowance of £1500 pa + 3 days kicking in straight after
  • 25 days’ holiday PLUS Bank Holidays
  • First year of BSAVA membership paid for
  • BVA, RCVS and VDS paid for
  • Fantastic free MiniVet Guide book as quick clinical reference
  • Exclusive retail, days out and holiday discount scheme

Interested? We would love to hear from you!

To apply for the graduate support programme, please send your CV and covering letter to Daniel or Ellie at vetrecruitment@medivet.co.uk

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