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Dog grooming apprentice level 2 SHORT BARK & SIDES (SURREY) LIMITED

We are currently a team of 3, our apprentice at the moment finishes her level 2 in January and going on to do her level 3. We want to expand and take on another apprentice. It’s not cuddling dogs all day it’s hard work but very rewarding.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    We go to 2 grooming events a year which is covered by the business. Uniform is supplied.

    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

    Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm 2 Saturdays per month 9am till 3pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Checking the appointments on our system

Meeting and greeting clients.

Washing & Drying dogs

Completing your Level 2 paperwork

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be doing the Level 2 IPET Dog grooming course.

Progressing onto IPET Level 3

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once Level 2 is completed the business will pay for Level 3 course.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Understand it’s not playing with dogs all day, some are nervous, some may bite. It’s hard work lifting dogs.

About the employer

At the moment we are a small team that has been established for 10 years. We have grown over the years with a team of 3.





Brooklands Way




Tracey Clarke


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Dog groomer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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