Apprenticeship in Animal Care Level 2 Chloe Scrimgeour

We have an excellent reputation and we work very hard to keep such a good reputation. We also have a small holding with horses and cows so every spring we have foals and calves and we also plan to add sheep to our herd. We are always looking for ways to improve both the kennels and farm so we tend to spend the winter upgrading what we already have.

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    9am-3.30pm Monday-Friday To include alternate weekends- will not work a full week when working weekends.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your main duties at the placement will be to look after the dogs and puppies; therefore your daily tasks will include:-

  • Feeding the dogs
  • Walking the dogs
  • Cleaning the kennels
  • Socialising the puppies
  • Grooming the dogs
  • Putting together the ‘puppy packs’

You can also get involved with other aspects of the farm, including helping with the horses and cattle

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A willingness to learn is key
  • Used to being around animals, big and small, would be desirable

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative
  • Problem solver/Logical
  • Proactive
  • Diligent
  • Creative
  • Good at data entry processing
  • Punctual
  • Have physical strength
  • Can work well in a team
  • Curious
  • Organised
  • Dexterous
  • Have a sense of humour


Qualifications required

GCSE's at  grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

There are excellent future prospects at the placement for the right candidate

Things to consider

• The nearest public transport is 2 miles away in Bishops Tawton, so you will need to have your own transport or be able to get to work • As you are working with animals they need to be looked after every day and this includes weekends

About the employer

This is a family run business, we all work together and enjoy what we do. We live in a very rural location surrounded by countryside. We have been in the dog breeding/ showing for a very long time and have a lot of knowledge to pass on to someone willing to learn.


Chloe Scrimgeour


Yeo Town Farm

Bishops Tawton


EX32 0ET

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Training provider

You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend college one day a week or on a block release basis. You will work towards achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Animal Care including work based and knowledge components, an employee rights and responsibilities qualification, personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS) and if required functional skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Animal Care

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


Lauren Wheeler 0845 6099599

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2017