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Studying for a career in Animal Care?

Agenda Life Sciences is the preferred recruiter for the life science sector. Agenda employs technicians of all levels from new starters to facility managers and research directors. We are the only company that provides staff with a Welfare First programme that cares for the people who care for the research animals.

All of our staff, whether just starting out or already qualified are provided with the opportunity to further develop their careers with full training and development support. Agenda offers full and part time contract placements which offer the opportunity to travel and work at different facilities within the UK and Europe.

Working with Animals

Agenda Life Sciences work in the laboratory animal science, life science and biomedical sectors and support the ethical and humane use of animals in research in line with the 3R’s – Refinement, Replacement and Reduction. Find out more about what it is like to be an Animal Technician by watching the IAT Careers Video. The Understanding Animal Research (UAR) website is also a useful resource that provides everything that you might want to know about animal research when looking to begin a career in animal research. Read the case studies below to find out more about career progression in the life science industry.

Join our team

Established in 1996, Agenda specialises in life science recruitment, contract staffing and research facility management and consultancy services, delivering a consistently outstanding life science staffing service for clients and candidates alike.

Agenda only recruits people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. Agenda has signed up the IAT Career Pathway which details the career progression and education opportunities within the life science sector. Click here to view the Career Pathway.

Become a member of our team and not only will you have the security of full time employment, but you will also have the opportunity to work within animal facilities throughout the UK and Europe. As a recognised Investor in People, training and development is an integral part of our business strategy. Find out more here. 

Case Studies

Below are a selection of case studies which showcase the career development opportunities available when you join the Agenda team.


Animal Technician
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Senior Animal Technician
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University Research Facility Manager
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Laboratory Animal Technician
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Licensed Animal Technician
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Animal Technician
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 Don't just take our word for it - check out our latest testimonials:

"Student feedback has been very positive.  I think they’ve found it great to have an employer like Agenda come into college with opportunities that they can go for nationally, to build on their degree subject.  Certainly the chance to hear from Agenda about what they do and to be able to talk these opportunities through has been very well received!"  
Writtle College

"Really interesting talk, it opened my eyes to how the UK focusses on good animal welfare in research"  
Student  - Peterborough Regional College

"Very informative and answered all the questions we had, I understand animal research better now"  
Student  - Peterborough Regional College

"I first met Agenda when they visited my college to give a talk about animal science. They gave me all the facts I needed to decide if this was the right career for me. I am now working full time as an animal technician for Agenda and I love it!"
Gavin, Formerly Writtle college



Find out more

You can find out more about careers guidance, the benefits of partnering with Agenda and our work with colleges and further education establishments by contacting our recruitment team on 08456 44 55 45.



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