APHA is an executive Agency affiliated to Defra and is the research and surveillance arm with focus on Veterinary, Wildlife, Plant and Bee health.
I work for the Pathology Department, part of my day to day remit is overseeing the running of a Biological Freezer archive housing specimens which are kept for reference, research and test development.
Coming from an Arts education background hasn't stopped me from progressing in this Agency; the right person will begin to pick up the science. I have colleagues who have developed from no experience to being experts in their fields.
Every day has it's challenges, however having a good team of colleagues makes up for it. Working here now can be like a pressure pot because of the lack of resources that we have now; we need more capable staff.
Good leave package of 30 days.