Currently, the RSPCA doesn’t advertise apprenticeship vacancies at any fixed time of year. You need to keep a watch on the RSPCA website for details as and when they arise. Vacancies are typically for one-off roles such as campaigns assistant, social media assistant, animal care assistant or PR officer etc. They will be for a level 2, 3 or 4 qualification.


Animal Collection Officer apprentices

Occasionally, the RSPCA may recruit for a cohort of apprentices, such as animal collection officers which were last recruited in 2018. They will be based in one of our 36 Inspectorate groups across England and Wales.

Generation Kind apprentices

Our Generation Kind animal care and wildlife assistant apprenticeships are primarily aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and a number of apprentices are recruited each year. They are based at our animal centres across England and Wales.


How long do RSCPA apprenticships last?

Apprenticeships last for a minimum of a year and you must spend the equivalent of one working day a week gathering information for or studying for your apprenticeship qualification. You will be supported by your line manager and your tutor/assessor who will arrange regular meetings with you.

RSPCA Apprenticeships

RSPCA website


We are the UK’s biggest animal charity and every year we rescue more animals from cruelty and danger than any other organisation – a fact we’re very proud of.

We value and recognise our apprentices’ contributions and are proud to offer an extensive and generous benefits package.

We offer apprenticeship programmes across all areas of the organisation – click to find out more!

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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