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Animal Care Apprentice Llama Lland

Nestled in the centre of the Cornish countryside only three miles from Truro, Llama Lland is set within our 140-acre farm. This farm has been in the Tripp family for over one hundred years.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-Sunday A typical day would be an 8am start and 3pm finish, however, there is the opportunity to pick up extra hours once the season gets going. Please note: this position will be a minimum of 30 hours per week as a guide.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001717290

  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with not only a love and passion for animals but to also observe  with the general running of the business and to assist with marketing  and social media ideas to generate new business.

Day to day duties will include but not limited to:

  • Daily health checks on llamas
  • Feeding
  • Mucking out
  • Field checks and maintenance
  • Training of llamas - head collars - lead training
  • Assisted walks
  • Socialising the llamas
  • Occasional off site visits
  • Potential to show the llamas at local events
  • Customer service
  • Use of computer systems
  • Assisting with marketing and social media of the business

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great customer service skills
  • Keen to learn
  • A love for animals (in particular llamas!)
  • An interest in social media 

Personal qualities

  • Use initiative
  • Logical
  • Proactive
  • Creative
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Curious
  • Organised
  • Sense of humour

Desired qualifications

GCSE's at grade C/4 or above in both maths and English is desired.

Please note: if candidates do not hold a minimum of grade D/3 at GCSE in both maths and English we will not be able to progress their application.

Future prospects

Potential offer of employment upon completion of the apprenticeship programme.

 

Things to consider

Rural location - no public tranpsort available.

Shifts will be Monday-Sunday

A typical day would be an 8am start and 3pm finish, however, there is the opportunity to pick up extra hours once the season gets going.

Please note: this position will be a minimum of 30 hours per week as a guide.

 


About the employer

The friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes Penare Farm the perfect place for a peaceful walk with our Llamas. With the surrounding hills and amazing views your experience will be fun and enjoyable!.We offer fully guided, tranquil llama walks within a friendly  environment.

Employer

Llama Lland

Address

Pennare Farm

Truro

TR4 9DG

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College

Contact

Lauren Wheeler 0330 123 4785

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard in Animal Care and Welfare
  • This apprenticeship consists of a mixture of off the job training and on the job mentoring and development within the workplace
  • You will be expected to attend college on a fortnightly basis for college workshops, and additional attendance if functional skills is required

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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