Our current vacancies are advertised on Civil Service jobs website.
Ways of working
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is an equal opportunities employer. Our policy is to provide equal opportunities in employment, career development and promotion.
All posts in the agency are open to UK nationals, Commonwealth citizens, EEA nationals and certain members of their families who are non-EEA nationals, and British Protected Persons.
You can apply for any job in the Civil Service as long as you are a UK national or have dual nationality with one part being British. In addition, about 75% of Civil Service posts are open to Commonwealth citizens and nationals of any of the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA). The remainder, which require special allegiance to the state, are reserved for UK nationals.
Civil Service Code
We are guided by the principles in the Civil Service Code, including:
- working professionally and with integrity
- being open and honest with our colleagues and the public
- being objective and basing our decisions on evidence so that the latest science feeds into policy-making
- making sure our work is impartial
Veterinary students studying at a UK university, the Szent Istvan University in Hungary or veterinary students resident in the UK and studying abroad, can apply for EMS placements at APHA.
Applications are accepted from students the summer before the final 2 years of their studies (4th/5th years at most universities or 5th/6th years at Cambridge). Attendance at an EMS London/Weybridge future veterinary leaders/policy week for students is on a case-by-case basis, according to individual university requirements.
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All universities have copies of the latest version of the application form. Please email completed applications to EMS@apha.gov.uk. Forms can also be requested via this email address.
Your application will be considered based on eligibility and availability. Please read all the information on the application form before submitting your request.
Alternative arrangements can be discussed with APHA on a case-by-case basis, requests will be considered and assessed separately depending on the circumstances.
Further education courses
We work jointly with universities to provide further education courses, including:
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