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Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice Sty-Leash Groomers

We are looking for a experienced candidate ready for a hands on grooming role. You will complete an online apprenticeship in Animal Welfare, alongside your employment. You must be a team player, and confident around animals.

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Closing date: 21 Jul 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

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001823559

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties may include:

  • Dog Grooming - Washing / Drying / Cleaning.
  • Feeding animals
  • Calming the animals

Our apprentices will be signed onto an industry recognised qualification (Level 2 – Animal Welfare, certified by VetSkill) working with a leading training provider to achieve their full potential. We have dedicated staff who will provide coaching and mentoring support during your 15- 21 month apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Past Experience 
  • Team Player
  • Calm around animals
  • can take direction and work diligently

Personal qualities

  • Kind and welcoming candidates with a passion towards animals, specifically dogs in this position
  • Passionate about animals and wanting 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

Things to consider

Being on your feet all day, you could get wet . You will be handling animals, so you must be comfortable around them. 


About the employer

Sty-Leash Dog Groomers have been open since 2014 and run by Groomer Jay Burton who brings over 20 years experience in her field.

Sty-Leash’s staff are all fully qualified and offer professional dog grooming from the Grooming Salon in Potters Bar.

All of Sty-Leash’s staff are huge dog lovers and we always put the welfare of Dogs at the very top of our priority list.

We are all qualified up to diploma level 4 and members of the Pet Industry Federation and the British Grooming Association.

Employer

Sty-Leash Groomers

Address

19

The Greenway

Potters Bar

EN6 2NB

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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 a minimum of 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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