Cattery Assistant Apprenticeship Latimer Cattery

During your apprenticeship, you will learn aspects of cat care including feeding, administering medication, the importance of simple grooming, eye and ear care & how to look after timid cats. You will learn the logistics of running the cattery, keeping records, and the importance of keeping to the Defra Guidance & Regulations for Boarding Catteries.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    6 monthly reviews.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 15:00. There will also be occasional relief shifts.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily tasks and responsibilities:

  • Greeting and feeding cats, and administering medication if required
  • Monitoring cat’s behaviour, health, food and water intake, welfare, etc
  • Cleaning pens following rules and regulations. This includes scooping litter trays, cleaning bedrooms, cleaning floor and all surfaces, changing food and water bowls
  • Providing the cats with lots of fuss and attention, including providing enrichment and playing!
  • Assisting with bookwork and the technical side of the cattery as well as the practical
  • Maintaining high standards down the cattery
  • Grooming and handling cats in a safely manner

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

Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care & Welfare

  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
  • End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • If the candidate develops and shows passion for cats, adaptability, and a willingness to further develop, we may be looking at the possibility of the Cattery Manager
  • Also passing this apprenticeship would give you the skills to train as a veterinary nurse or similar

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

**The cattery is a separate building on the premises and would involve working within the cattery in all weathers. The ideal candidate would live no further than 20 minutes' drive away from the cattery.** Please do not contact the employer directly. Please contact Steph Ross on 01480 422060 if you have any queries when making your application. *Please note, the employer reserves the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if sufficient applications are received. Please apply early to avoid potential disappointment* The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £4.81 per hour as of 01/04/2022. This applies to 16-18 year olds and those aged 19+ in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the NMW appropriate to their age applies. The NMW for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. More information is available at: wage/dg_10027201

About the employer

Maureen is the owner of Latimer Cattery, a small, family run boarding cattery and has spent many years working alongside charities that support the rescue, fostering and care of cats.  She is passionate about making sure each cat within her care gets individual treatment, focusing on their unique needs and personalities to ensure they receive the best care possible. At Latimer Cattery, the welfare of the cats is treated with the utmost importance and is always maintained to a high standard. Maureen also supports placements from Moulton College.


Latimer Cattery





NN15 5PG

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Training provider



Steph Ross

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

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