This is the CVS 2020 Graduate Programme 

Are you looking for a complete graduate programme, designed by experienced vets, which will fully support you in your first years in practice?

Are you looking for a graduate programme that offers you tailored support, development and CPD in a choice of disciplines ranging from our most popular Small Animal and extending to Farm Animal and Mixed roles too?

Are you looking for a programme that offers you the right support network and clinical mentoring in your practice, as well as dedicated CPD days throughout the year - CPD days that allow you to share experiences with fellow graduates, whilst also supporting you with clinical skills, business insight, well-being support and resilience techniques from the start?

We are extremely proud of the CVS Graduate Programme and have supported over 500 brilliant graduates with the programme since 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.

We have over 500 practice sites across the UK and have some fantastic openings at our practices for the 2020 Graduate Programme which you have up to 3 years to complete.

 This is what some of our vets on the CVS Graduate Programme say

“When you're working in practice, what you are responsible for hits you - that animal under anaesthetic is your responsibility, it's on you. All the teaching in the world can't prepare you for that moment. That's why the support on the graduate programme and in practice is so vital." 

“The New Graduate Programme has been a fantastic learning opportunity. It has helped me to hit the ground running with a wide-range of CPD and an opportunity to meet fellow New Graduate colleagues to share the highs and lows of our first year in practice.” 

These are just some of the benefits of the programme

A starting salary of £31,000, rising after year one to £33,500 and then again after year two to £36,500 (plus the chance to earn added bonus).

  • 10 CPD days a year covering both clinical and non-clinical skills and tailored to your clinical role, whether it be dedicated small animal, farm animal or mixed practice.
  • A committed and trained clinical buddy working alongside you in practice, with regular meetings to support your transition from student to qualified vet.
  • The option to complete a short elective of your choice, for example in OOHs at our dedicated ECC centres and/or specific disciplines at one of our referral hospitals.
  • Once you have completed the programme, the opportunity to mentor future graduates, undertake a fully funded certificate, remain where you are and continue to develop into an outstanding GP or to pursue a different career path in referrals, laboratories or a range of non-clinical roles.

This is what to do now

To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme, please select ‘View all Graduate and EMS Placement Jobs’ and apply today.  When making your application you will be able to specify the type of practice you wish to join and also your preferred location(s).

We know that choosing your first vet job is an important decision and therefore we aim to make the process of interviewing both informative and enjoyable.  If you are successful in your application and invited to one of our assessment days, you will not only undertake a series of exercises designed to help us learn more about you and your clinical skills but, also, you will get the chance to meet some of our experienced vets and leaders, as well as hearing from vets who are currently enrolled on the CVS Graduate Programme.

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