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Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprentice Hunters Lodge

We are Dog kennels, grooming and Cattery who look after peoples beloved pets! Whilst working, the applicant will also be studying towards the Level 2 Animal Welfare Care Assistant Apprenticeship certified by VetSkill.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 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

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001830373

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties may include:

  • Dog walking and some grooming 
  • Feeding / Cleaning animals
  • Playing / Entertianing 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.


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, or equivalent, 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

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).


About the employer

 

Hunters Lodge Country Boarding Kennels, Day Care Centre, Cattery & Grooming.Providing the best care and fun for your pets whilst you are away or at work.

Employer

Hunters Lodge

Address

Hunters Lodge

Eakley Lanes

Newport Pagnell

MK16 8LR

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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 - 21 months, with 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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