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 technicians look after animals in medical and scientific research laboratories.

  • Assistance dog trainer

    Dog training and behaviour adviser

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

  • Beekeeper

    Apiarist, apiculturist

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

  • Biologist

    Biologists study living things, including people, animals and plants, along with the environments they live in.

  • Countryside ranger

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

  • Dog groomer

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

  • Dog handler

    Police dog handler, detection dog handler, security 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 use machinery to plant and harvest crops.

  • Farmer

    Farm manager

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

  • Farrier

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

  • Fish farmer


    Fish farmers breed and look after fish and shellfish in small teams.

  • Fishing boat deckhand

    Fishing vessel deckhand, fishing trawler deckhand

    Deckhands maintain fishing gear and nets, process catches and keep work areas clean on fishing vessels.

  • Gamekeeper

    Gamekeepers manage habitats and wildlife in upland and lowland 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.

  • Jockey

    Jockeys are licensed to ride racehorses in races for horse trainers and owners.

  • Kennel worker

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

  • Pet behaviour consultant

    Pet behaviour counsellor

    Pet behaviour consultants help pet owners deal with animal behaviour problems.

  • Pet shop assistant

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

  • Racehorse trainer

    Horse racing trainer, equine trainer

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

  • RSPCA inspector

    Animal welfare inspector

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

  • Vet

    Veterinary surgeon, veterinarian

    Vets diagnose and treat sick or injured animals.

  • Veterinary nurse

    Veterinary nurses support vets in the treatment and care of 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.