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Level 2 Kennel and Cattery Apprentice (Latneys Boarding Kennels) Alistair McColm & Valerie McColm

We are recruiting for apprentices to join our hardworking and dedicated team to learn all aspects of running a kennel and cattery. Could this be the role for you? Apply now!

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Closing date: 08 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    On a rota basis including weekends (TBC) . 7am - 5pm 1 ½ hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

We are recruiting for an apprentice kennel hand.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Cleaning kennels and cat chalets to a high standard
  • Changing cat and dog bedding
  • Providing water and food to the animals in your care
  • Poo picking
  • Washing
  • Sweeping
  • Bathing and brushing dogs and cats
  • Dealing with clients when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience with dogs required. Details to be shown on application
  • Calm in difficult situations
  • Any experience with handling difficult dogs and cats would be an advantage

Personal qualities

  • Good customer service skills and can work as a team
  • Punctual 
  • Polite 

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 5/C+ or above in English and maths, or equivalent desired but not required
  • Applicant must not already hold a level 2 or higher in animal care

Future prospects

Progression onto level 3 or full time employment if opportunity should arise. 

Things to consider

KEITS reserves the right to close this vacancy early should the need arise.

About the employer

We are a family run business in a Boarding Kennels and Cattery establishment. We have been running the Business for 11 years. The business operates all year round. We have a high standard of cleanliness and treat every animal like our own.


Alistair McColm & Valerie McColm



London Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by KEITS Training Services Ltd


Bethany Wylie and Heidi Clear

All training provided towards level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant and functional skills if required. 

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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