Animal care

  • Agricultural contractor

    Agricultural contractors provide specialised, seasonal or temporary services to farmers.

  • Agricultural inspector

    Agricultural inspectors make sure animal welfare and environmental standards are followed in farms and dairies.

  • Animal care worker

    Animal care assistant

    Animal care workers look after animals in kennels, rescue centres and sanctuaries.

  • Animal technician

    Animal technologist

    Animal technicians look after animals in research laboratories.

  • Assistance dog trainer

    Dog training and behaviour adviser

    Assistance dog trainers and instructors train dogs that help people to maintain their independence.

  • Beekeeper

    Apiarist, apiculturist

    Beekeepers manage colonies of honeybees kept in hives to produce honey, beeswax and royal jelly.

  • Biologist

    Biologists study living things, like people, animals and plants.

  • Countryside ranger

    Countryside rangers look after green spaces, woodlands and animal habitats that allow entry to the public.

  • Dog groomer

    Dog groomers keep dogs' coats in good condition, and give their owners advice on coat care, grooming and diet.

  • Dog handler

    Police dog handler

    Dog handlers work with specially trained dogs to help detect and prevent crime, find lost or missing people and protect property.

  • Ecologist

    Ecologists study the relationship between plants, animals and the environment.

  • Farm worker

    Farm labourer

    Farm workers raise livestock and plant and harvest crops, using agricultural machinery.

  • Farmer

    Farm manager

    Farmers and farm managers grow crops and raise livestock for food production.

  • Farrier

    Farriers make and fit horseshoes, and care for horses' hooves.

  • Fish farmer


    Fish farmers work in small teams to breed and rear fish and shellfish, and harvest them for market.

  • Fishing boat deckhand

    Fishing vessel deckhand

    Deckhands clear the decks, prepare and maintain equipment and handle the catch on offshore fishing vessels.

  • Gamekeeper

    Gamekeepers manage countryside areas used for shooting and fishing.

  • Horse groom

    Stable hand, racing groom, equine groom

    Horse grooms are responsible for the care and welfare of horses, and maintain stables and riding equipment.

  • Horse riding instructor

    Horse riding coach

    Horse riding instructors teach children and adults of all abilities, how to ride.

  • Kennel worker

    Kennel workers care for dogs and cats in kennels or catteries.

  • Pet shop assistant

    Pet shop assistants serve customers and look after animals in pet shops.

  • RSPCA inspector

    Animal welfare inspector

    RSPCA inspectors investigate complaints about animal cruelty, rescue animals and give advice to animal owners.

  • Racehorse trainer

    Horse racing trainer, equine trainer

    Racehorse trainers run stables, manage staff, look after horses' training and welfare, and prepare them for races.

  • Vet

    Veterinary surgeon, veterinarian

    Vets diagnose and treat sick or injured animals.

  • Veterinary nurse

    Veterinary nurses support vets by caring for sick and injured animals.

  • Veterinary physiotherapist

    Animal physiotherapist

    Veterinary physiotherapists work with injured animals, or animals with movement problems, to help reduce pain and improve their health.

  • Zookeeper

    Keeper, animal keeper

    Zookeepers look after animals in zoos, safari parks and aquariums.

  • Zoologist

    Field biologist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist

    Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.