About ATDP

The Animal Technician Development Programme (ATDP) identifies, inspires and prepares new Animal Technicians for an
exciting career within the UK Life Sciences workplace.

ATDP is an EMPLOYER LED training, development & employability programme that has been developed by some of the top Academias and institutes from within the UK. To date (based on July 2018 – Dec 2019 figures), ATDP has fully delivered 79 ATDP placements with 77 of our learners obtaining paid employment upon completion of their ATDP placements. Our employment success rate currently stands at 98%!

We are a social enterprise committed to engaging with employers, educational establishments and those interested in training to become an Animal Technician.

Who We Are

We are proud to be the only organisation focused solely on attracting, developing and training new Animal Technicians for the UK Life Sciences sector.

Who We Are Not

We are not a profit making recruitment agency or training organisation. We are a Social Enterprise which simply put means we have a social mission.

Our Success Rates to Date…

(As of December 2019)

%

of ALL ATDP learners study passed learners achieved jobs within 3 months

placements have been delivered since ATDP launched in July 2018

Educational Partners throughout the UK

Referral Partners throughout the UK

%

of ATDP learners are accredited as ATDP Animal Technicians

Openness

To open up the industry and allow learners to experience life working as an ‘Animal Technician’. Study based learning is done online in the comfort of the learners home, combined with practical ‘on the job’ learning. This is carried out on site within one of the ATDP employer partner animal facilities.

Training & Development

Offering training and development to create quality ‘trainee level animal technicians’

Exclusive Access

ATDP accredited learners have exclusive access to ring fenced vacancies with our employer
partners. Our goal is to train and develop learners into ‘paid employment’

High Success Rate

We are very proud of our success rates. Here at the ATDP, we have a heavy focus on ensuring we are delivering not just against, but above our ‘In To Work’ minimum target of 85%. To date, we are proud that we have performed above our target with 98% of our ‘study pass’ learners being offered paid learning with the programme partners, either directly after their placement or within 0-2 weeks of completion. 94% of our ATDP Study Passed learners then further progress to become accredited upon completing the final 12 weeks ‘paid placements’.

History of ATDP

2002

S3 Science was formed to support employers with recruitment and finding quality animal technicians

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March 2018

ATDP Employer partners were looking for innovation and a route way, that created great talent

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June 2018

ATDP’s first pilot was launched

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July 2018

ATDP London pilot learners were placed into ATDP placements

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August 2018

All ATDP learners were study passed and placed in 12 weeks paid work (85% accredited as work ready)

Educational & Referral Partners

 

  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Job Centres
  • Local Community Careers Services

Educational & Referral Partners

 

  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Job Centres
  • Local Community Careers Services

Jobseekers & Learners

 

  • Future budding ATDP Technician’s

Jobseekers & Learners

 

  • Future budding ATDP Technician’s

Employers

 

  • Medical Research
  • Institutes
  • Academias
  • CROs
  • Charities

Employers

 

  • Medical Research
  • Institutes
  • Academias
  • CROs
  • Charities