If you are interested in becoming an Animal Technician you do not need to have a degree qualification to get started. Employers will be looking for a good standard of general education and an attitude that says you want to learn. An animal technician will be responsible for the lab animals and for performing tests and helping scientists with experimental procedures.
You could be applying for a role in a Veterinary college, a lab, a pharmaceutical company etc. If you have found the role that you want to apply for, please see the below example of a covering letter which you can use as a guide.
If you love working and being with Animals then this career can be ideal for you. You don’t have to have any entry qualifications however employers will want to see your GCSEs. Salaries for Animal Technicians vary to your experience and qualifications.
Animal Technician Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Animal Technician
I would like to apply for the role of Animal Technician which you have advertised in (which publication, when and any job reference).
I have always been interested in researching and studying and also have a keen interest in animals so I would like to pursue a career as an Animal Technician. I have got a good standard of education and higher education as you can see from my CV and I have been looking into the role of an animal technician.
I understand that in this role I will be required to look after the animals in the laboratory and ensure they have enough water and food as required and that they are comfortable in their homes and that they are kept clean at all times in a hygienic environment. I understand that I will be able to support the lab technicians and scientists in their research and carry out regular checks on the lab animals.
I have enclosed my CV which details my skills and experiences. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV.
You should amend this letter example as suitable before sending it to potential employers. Good luck.