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Animal Care & Welfare Assistant Apprentice Animals In Distress

Animals in Distress are looking to recruit an Animal Care Apprentice to assist in the day-to-day running of their busy Charity. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in animals.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, with a 45-minute lunch break and a 15-minute break in the morning and a 15-minute break in the afternoon.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001802897

  • Positions

    1 available

Animals in Distress are looking to recruit an Animal Care Apprentice to assist in the day-to-day running of their busy Charity. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in animals.

The role is varied and duties would include looking after and caring for the smaller animals and wildlife.

The ideal candidate would be local to the area, keen to learn, hardworking, reliable and have some interest or experience in animal care.

You will work 40 hours per week between 9 am (earliest start) and 5 pm (latest finish), Monday to Friday with some occasional weekend work required. Times may vary depending on the season but this will be discussed at interview.

You will be paid a minimum of £5.00 per hour. This will be reviewed throughout the programme and may increase depending on performance and progression.

Training will be provided by Myerscough College towards the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Animal Care, through a Work-based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate must be keen to learn, enjoy a challenge, be honest, hardworking, reliable and personable and have a keen interest in animals & their welfare.  The ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English, or a Vocational Qualification Level 1 as well as GCSEs at grade D/3 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English (NB English and maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs).

Please ensure you have listed all qualifications & grades/predicted grades in the appropriate section of this application, paying particular attention to Maths & English.

Candidates will be screened as part of the recruitment process and must be able to work at Level 1 in Functional Skills (Maths and English) in order to undertake this Apprenticeship.

Please note that candidates with any qualification at the same level or above in the same subject are ineligible for funding and will not be considered for an Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Possibility to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Number 55 bus stops outside the sanctuary.

You will spend a lot of time cleaning up after repeatedly dogs/cats rabbits etc and you will be expected to maintain high hygiene standards.

This is not a job where you sit around and cuddle dogs/cats all day, the dogs/cats must be treated with respect and in a professional manner. You will be in contact with dog/cat fur and dander which can irritate asthma suffers.

To ensure your application has the best chance of being considered for the vacancy you must provide information on all qualifications undertaken stating highest grades achieved in every subject, paying particular attention to maths and English.  Along with this you need to state any previous work experience.

Please note that if your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified via the “Find an Apprenticeship” service. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by the employer after the closing date has passed (please note that this may be via telephone number or email address that you have provided).

If you are invited for interview but are unable to attend for whatever reason please notify the employer ASAP otherwise, you may not be considered for future vacancies.

N.B. Depending on volume of applications this vacancy may close early: therefore, early application is advisable.


About the employer

Animals in Distress in Irlam is for teaching new Animal carers for the smaller animals.  

Employer

Animals In Distress

Address

55

Silver Street

Manchester

M44 6HT

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Training

Training provider

MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Myerscough College

Contact

Employer Services 01995642255 employerenquiries@myerscough.ac.uk

Training will be provided by Myerscough College towards the Level 2 Animal Care & Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, through a Work-based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace & some college attendance.

Individuals will need to achieve the core skills, knowledge & behaviours & choose one occupational option relating to their job role.

The end point assessment will contain 2 components:    

  1. Practical Assessment (weighting 50%); an observation of the apprentice completing one practical assessment consisting of two tasks of practical skill in which the Apprentices will demonstrate their Skills, Behaviours and underlying Knowledge, as required by the Standard
  2. Professional Discussion (weighting 50%); this will take the form of a professional discussion and portfolio review that will cover all areas of underpinning and applied Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

There will be 2 levels of achievement: Pass & Distinction

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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