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Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice Sniffles Spa

We are a pet grooming service as well as a pet shop. The right applicant will experience entertaining and playing with the animals. Whilst working, the applicant will also be studying towards the Level 2 Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed. They must be confident and enthusiastic working with animals. 20% of the Apprentice's employed hours will be spent towards 'off the job training' (time dedicated to study).

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001813797

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties may include:

  • Dog walking
  • Feeding animals
  • Playing with the animals

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 12-15-month apprenticeship.

Apprentices will receive £4.30 per hour. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

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 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

Have you seen the movie ‘We Bought A Zoo’? Well, Sniffles Dog Grooming Spa is like that. Except we bought a dog grooming, dog walking and dog supplies business in London. It started when Donika, a trained accountant, went into the shop to help her sister to do bookkeeping for the company. She only spent a day in there, but knew that this was what she wanted to do for a living. And when the kids met some of the four-pawed guests, the whole family was hooked. So we jumped at the opportunity to buy Sniffles and turn it into the family business we’d always dreamed of.

Employer

Sniffles Spa

Address

6

Fleet Road

London

NW3 2QS

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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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