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Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice Jackies Pet Foods & Accessories

A passion for animals and nutrition is essential. The candidate needs communication skills, and be helpful to customers. We would require them to help with the computer and Facebook. Learn about the products we sell. Heavy lifting is required, 15 kg to 20 kg, also the flexibility to come in at short notice for staff illness and holidays.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £91.39

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  • Working week

    Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 5pm. - Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm. Average of 16 hours a week. 20% of the Apprentice's employed hours time is dedicated to studying.

    Total hours per week: 19.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001812818

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties may include:

  • Lifting Pallets
  • Learning about nutrition / products that we sell
  • Being friendlly and approachable

Our apprentices will be signed onto an industry recognised qualification (Level 2 – Animal Welfare) working with a leading training provider to achieve their full potential. We have dedicated staff who will provide coaching and mentoring support during your 21 month apprenticeship.

Due to the requirements of the business this apprenticeship is less than 30 hours; therefore the duration has been extended accordingly.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The candidate would need good communication skills, be friendly, approachable and helpful to customers. 

A passion for animals is essential.

Personal qualities

  • Kind and welcoming candidates with a passion towards animals, specifically dogs in this position
  • Passionate about animals and would like a career in this industry
  • Confident and keen to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSE's, or equivalents, C/4 grade and above or equivalent desired, must include maths, English and science

Future prospects

  • A great stepping-stone onto a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Welfare qualification, subject to meeting additional entry requirements

About the employer

Shop assistant in our small family run Pet Foods business. A passion for animals is essential. The candidate would need good communication skills, be friendly, approachable and helpful to customers.

We would require them to be computer literate and have knowledge of Facebook. We would like them to be keen to learn about the products we sell. Some lifting is required, good timekeeping is essential, with the ability/flexibility to come in at short notice to cover illness and holidays.

Approximate working hours - Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 5pm. - Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Employer

Jackies Pet Foods & Accessories

Address

Trouville

Braintree

CM77 8HU

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Training

Training provider

Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Contact

Charlotte Brooks 01708579278 CharlotteB@harrietellis.com

The duration of the course is 15 months, with 12 months online and practical learning time, followed by three months preparation for the EPA (End Point Assessment).

 The course covers following subjects:

  • Introduction to Animal Care
  • Animal Health & Welfare Animal
  • Environment & Accommodation
  • Handling of Animals
  • Animal Feeding
  • Animal Grooming
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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