Wellcome Sanger Institute Employee Reviews for Animal TechnicianReview this company
Animal Technician1 review
United Kingdom1 review
Ratings by category
Found 1 review matching the searchSee all 19 reviews
Job work-life balance
Animal Technician (Former Employee) - Headington - 19 May 2021
Indeed featured reviewThe most useful review selected by Indeed
I was a temporary worker, I've worked at many other facilties so I feel I can provide a good insight. The work place is excellent, I loved working with the team of animal technicians at Sanger. They were all very kind and enthusiastic about their work. As a trainee you will be expected to complete an IAT level 2 course within 1 Yr of employment although I will point out that there were lots of older animal care technicians still without a license and still completing low level IAT courses despite having years of industry experience, with that being said, the company needs to encourage it's care technicians to upskill as a natural progression for an animal care technician is to go on to be a licensee. You will work directly in tandem with researchers and students working on their PhDs, so it is important to maintain a high level of professionalism. Animal Technicians are divided by a grading system (level 1-7) if you are a 1-3 your job will consist of husbandry and assisting licensees while completing the IAT courses that are on offer.Due to the lack of availability to become a licensed tech, an air of self-importance has been bred among the senior licensed animal technicians, if you are a level 1-3 you are seen as an assistant. You will be working with mice in IVCs.
They have cleaners for their facility.
Was this review helpful?
See more Wellcome Sanger Institute reviews
You may want to try:
Want to know more about working here?Ask a question about working or interviewing at Wellcome Sanger Institute. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question
Based on 19 reviews
Ratings by category
Questions about Wellcome Sanger Institute
- How did you feel about telling people you worked at Wellcome Sanger Institute?2 people answered
- Does Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute require pre-employment background checks? What kind of backgrou…2 people answered
- What is the dress code at Wellcome Sanger Institute?One person answered
- What was the most challenging part of your role at Wellcome Sanger Institute?One person answered
- On average, how many hours do you work a day at Wellcome Sanger Institute?One person answered
- How are the working hours at Wellcome Sanger Institute?One person answered