Success Stories - Animal Jobs Direct Training Courses

Animal Career Success Stories

We are happy to share with you the success stories from our students! 

Working with animals is something that people dream of doing and it's something that we help many people achieve. If you want to work with animals, we will do everything we can to help you to achieve this.

We pride ourselves on offering a complete service for our students. This starts with the comprehensive and specialised careers and training advice that we offer by phone or email. This is a chance to find out about the many different career options available.


Animal Career Options

Our advisers will also assist you with finding the right course to match your requirements. We have over 150 accredited courses to choose from; each designed to improve employment prospects or assist with setting up an animal related business with success.


Once a student enrols on a course with us, they are assigned with their own personal tutor who provides support and encouragement helping the student achieve the most out of their studies.


Animal job search

You study at your own pace and there are no time pressures, so you can comfortably fit your studies around your other commitments. Once you have completed your course, we issue you with a Certificate and we encourage our students to register with our Job Board so that you will be notified of relevant vacancies as and when they arise. 


Animal jobs are available!

We have many students who have gone through this process with us and have gained employment working with animals! Some have gone on to set up their own animal related businesses and others have gained meaningful employment with animal charities and companies doing a variety of animal related jobs.



Diploma courses


Our courses are designed to help people achieve success by gaining employment working with animals and to set up their own animal care businesses. We are specialists in this field and offer a comprehensive service to help people achieve success in their dream goal of working with animals. 


Student Success Stories:

We are very proud of all our students and their success.  We are delighted to share some of their inspiring success stories with you.  As you can see, dreams do come true!

Keith White (completed the Primate Conservation, Welfare & Rehabilitation Diploma course)

"I have always been interested in primates and decided that now was the time for a career change. I therefore, needed to get qualified in order to follow my dream. The Primate Conservation course provided by Animal Jobs Direct ticked all of the boxes for me. 

I found the course extremely interesting and stimulating.  The course notes were detailed enough to encourage further self-study and the feedback was of great benefit to me  I found my course tutor Louise Robson to be extremely helpful and supportive throughout the course and all in all I found it a real pleasure to undertake this subject. I have recently been offered a place on the MSc Primate Conservation course at Oxford Brookes and I know that it's Animal Jobs Direct that have helped me get the opportunity to further my aspirations and could not speak highly enough of the organisation".

Ashleigh Peters (completed the Wildlife First Aid and Rehabilitation Diploma course)

"The Wildlife First Aid & Rehabilitation Diploma enhanced my knowledge of the practical and ethical elements of animal welfare. Having already worked in the field many years ago, I wanted to study a course that would keep me up-to-date on the latest techniques and improve the look of my CV when trying to return to the field of wildlife rescue and rehab. Having no deadlines is great as I was able to fit studying around my home and work life, and didn't feel like the course was a burden. My tutor Louise was always on hand to give feedback and a nice chat about life!

Since starting the course, I was able to gain employment as an animal rescue officer with a small charity and put some of the skills and knowledge I had learnt into practice. I was able to apply many aspects of the course into my work, including suggesting the use of different equipment that the charity had not previously thought of.

Recently, I have just gained full-time employment with the RSPCA at one of the dedicated wildlife centres. During my interview, I was asked about the course content and I believe that having this course on my application really made me stand out against other applicants.

Thank you Louise and Animal Jobs Direct for a fantastic qualification and helping me to my perfect job!

Sue Jones (completed the Dog Grooming Diploma course)

"I left a long career in the IT world to pursue my dream of working with animals, and Rosemary from Crown Clippers has been training me since the end of 2015 whilst working on my Advanced Level 3 Dog Grooming Diploma through Animal Jobs Direct. The course has been very interesting covering aspects from dogs health, behaviour, business and of course dog grooming.

The 2 week practical course was incredible and Kelly and her team were great in teaching me new techniques and helping to encourage and develop my grooming skills. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to embark on dog grooming as a career, as the support and help that you get is exemplary and unlike other online courses, you get great constructive feedback". 

Sue now works for Crown Clippers Dog and Cat Grooming

Georgie Bardsley (completed the Animal Care and Welfare Management Diploma course)

"Fantastic year of studying: I really enjoyed doing the animal management course and have been fortunate enough to work with animals for the last 2 years. This course was definitely my step in the door to zoo keeping and it was one of the best jobs I've ever had".

Melissa Ilston (completed the Veterinary Practice Receptionist Diploma course)

"The receptionist course helped me greatly in becoming employed as a receptionist at a vets. I recently moved and thought I would struggle finding a receptionist job as I always have done in the past. However when a job opportunity arose I sent my cv across and my now current employers said they were very impressed I had done this course as in general there is little or poor training/qualifications for receptionist.

If it wasn't for this course my course wouldn't have stood out for them and been offered an interview. I'm pleased to also add that it's the best practice and job I've ever had and I'm very happy there".

Rio Babb (completed the Dog Care, Behaviour & Welfare Diploma course)

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Animal Jobs Direct. I studied the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Care, Behaviour and Welfare. I found the course very informative and helpful to better myself in the Canine world. I am now studying the Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour and am a volunteer at the National Animal Welfare Trust, helping with the Open Paw Programme and Canine Enrichment. Without Animal Jobs Direct none of this would be possible".

Working with dogs

Peter Gettins (completed the Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma course & the Practical Dog Walking Course)

"I wanted to find a way to work with animals as a career change and after exhaustive research, I decided that pet sitting and dog walking would be a viable option. I wanted to find a course to study and gain practical experience which would offer me the ability to begin this path. I searched many courses online and chose the Animal Jobs Direct “Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Diploma Course Level 3” and “Practical Dog Walking Course”.

They offered me the chance to study both the theory and practical elements of both pet sitting and dog walking during the course before putting it all in to practice on the training day. Each module of the course was studied and assessed individually with excellent comments and feedback from my tutor.

The hands on practical day was invaluable and I gained great insight into both the business and practical side of dog walking with once again an excellent tutor who runs her own dog walking business. I was able to complete and pass the courses whilst still working and I have now set up my own full time pet sitting and dog walking business: www.carefreepetsitting.co.uk  

I highly recommend both the course and practical day for anyone thinking of working in pet sitting or dog walking".

Pet Care

Caroline completed the Rehoming Companion Animals Diploma course:

"I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone interested in a role as Rehomer for an animal shelter. 

Studying the course gave me an advantage at my interview, helping me to secure a Rehoming job with a major shelter in the UK.  It has provided me with knowledge of best practice in the industry and this has benefited me in my performance review as it shows a motivation for continuous professional improvement.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, learned a great deal and was strongly supported by my tutor Louise whenever I needed her. She gave exceptionally useful feedback, with relevant examples, and she was always generous with her time and knowledge. She also has helped me to weigh up future study options as I am keen to continue to study with AJD".

Animal jobs

Craig Freedman completed the Animal Behaviour Course and the Primate Conservation, Welfare and Rehabilitation Diploma Course:

"Animal Jobs Direct gave me the information I required in a clear precise way, gave me the support I required and gave me the belief in myself to move forward with my new career. So many companies hide behind computers and documents which leaves you with more questions than answers":

Update: Craig has now found permanent employment and fulfilled his dream to work with Primates!

April Murphy completed the Animal Nursing Assistant Course:

"I recently completed my Animal Nursing Assistant course via Animal Jobs Direct and I can happily say it was fantastic!! This course has helped me so much whereby I now currently work at a Veterinary Practice as an Auxiliary Nurse and because I have completed the course and a position was available, they are forwarding me onto the Veterinary Nursing and starting college in January.

The information you learn in this course is so beneficial for those seeking a career in veterinary nursing. Thankyou so much Animal Jobs Direct and ABC awards for an interesting and insightful course! Cannot thank you enough! This course has literally changed my life and I am living my dream!'

Grooming jobs

Diane Constantinides  completed the Dog Groomer Diploma course:

"When I decided to become a dog groomer I needed an initial combined theory and practical course that would provide me with the basic knowledge and support team that would enable me required to advance dog grooming as my career.

I searched the web and found Animals Job Direct and it ticked all the boxes for me. Affordable, all modules sent to me and marked one at a time and then of course the practical which helped tie it all together, all this and i was able to continue working.

The Animal Jobs Direct course and team gave me the confidence to continue and go on to  open my own grooming business "Bubbles Pet Parlour".

I now work full time in my own business!

Animals Job Direct has allowed me to open doors into the dog and cat grooming world which for me has become valuable and I would recommend this course 100%. My business is successful and I am now studying to teach grooming as well. Heres to the future!"

Jobs with horses

Animal Jobs Direct courses have been designed in consultation with employers to give learners a greatly improved chance of finding employment. Having relevant and recognised training will enhance your career and employment prospects in the animal care sector. 

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