CVS Group 2021 New Graduate Programme - Small Animal
Are you looking for a complete graduate programme, designed by experienced vets, which will fully support you in your first years in practice?
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 a select few graduate spaces remaining for the 2021 Graduate Programme at the following practices:
Passionate about animal care | Knox & Devlin Veterinary Surgeons (knoxanddevlinvets.co.uk)
We care for pets in Elgin | Miller & Swann Veterinary Surgery (millerandswannvets.co.uk)
About us | Castle Veterinary Surgeons (castlevets.net)
We care for pets across West Yorkshire | Ashfield Veterinary Group
We care for pets in Kirkby | Kirkby Vets
We care for pets in Middlesbrough | Bridge Veterinary Group
Passionate about animal care | Buchan Veterinary Clinics (buchanvets.co.uk)
Equine and small animal vets in Yarm, North Yorkshire | Oaklands Veterinary Centre (oaklandsvetcentre.co.uk)
We care for pets in Suffolk | Coastline Veterinary Surgeries (coastlinevets.co.uk)
We care for pets in Kent | Maison Dieu Veterinary Group (maisondieuvets.co.uk)
Small animal veterinary practice | Pet Doctors Isle of Wight
We care for pets in Southampton | Brook House Veterinary Centre (brookhousevets.com)
We care for pets in Birmingham, Essex and Smethwick | YourVets
We care for pets in Ivybridge | Filham Park Veterinary Clinic (filhamparkvets.co.uk)
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 are confident that 2021 will be even better, read on to find out more…
CVS New Graduate Summer Camp 2021
2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone, but in spite of these challenges, CVS is stronger than ever and we have the same number and range of wonderful job opportunities for 2021 new graduate vets as we would have in any other year.
At CVS, with people are at the heart of our strategy, we endeavour to provide our colleagues with the best possible experience and provide them with all the support they will need to not only cope but to thrive in their roles. To put a positive spin on 2021 and help make up for these unprecedented difficult times, we have decided to enhance our already wonderful New Graduate Programme by adding on an initial, paid for, all singing and dancing 3 week New Graduate Summer Camp, that our new recruits will attend before they go into practice.
The 3-week Summer Camp will comprise a two-week residential training programme supported by one week of applied online learning, delivered through Knowledge Hub, our fantastic virtual learning environment.
The Summer Camp will:
We want to make the transition into working as a fully-fledged vet as smooth as possible and for our new grads to enjoy their job from day 1.
This is what some of our vets on the CVS Graduate Programme say:
“Throughout my first year as a new graduate on the CVS Graduate Scheme I have felt very supported both in my practice and externally through being a part of CVS. The practical CPD we get to do is definitely my favourite part as it also provides an opportunity to network with other fellow graduates while covering some essential topics for first opinion practice. I would highly recommend the programme to any new graduate as it provides a supported and structured start into your veterinary career.”
“My favourite part of working as a new graduate vet for CVS are the opportunities offered by such a large cooperation. The experience and possibilities are great when you are trying to find your own path according to your passion. The CPD offered is also invaluable and there is a great support network.”
These are just some of the benefits of the programme:
3 paid weeks for summer camp before starting in practice
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.
Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS).
Up to 7 weeks annual leave with our Buy & Sell holiday scheme, plus bank holidays.
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.
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 £1000!
This is what to do now
To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme, please select ‘apply now' and let us know which of our practices listed you would like to work.
You will then be contacted by a member of the Recruitment Team.
**The positions advertised are for those looking to work within small animal practice. If you are interested in a position within a Farm, Mixed or Equine practice please email firstname.lastname@example.org**