Dog Groom Apprentice Happy Dogs & Pets

We are looking for a Level 2 Dog Groomer apprentice to join our team here at Happy Dogs & Pets. This is the ideal opportunity for someone looking to start a career in dog grooming. This role will require the successful applicants to work with all breeds of dogs, both big and small. The apprentice you will be required to work in all aspects of the salon and the on-site pet shop too.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 will be 9.00am - 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday with Sunday and Monday as your days off. You will get a 1 hour unpaid lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Washing
  • Blow drying
  • Nail clipping
  • Grooming
  • Looking for signs of ill health
  • Customer service

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

  • You will be working towards your Level 2 Dog Grooming Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will also work towards achieving your maths and/ or English Functional Skills qualifications at level 1 or 2 if required
  • All training will be completed at the employers premises with the employer and Haddon Training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Dog Grooming apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity for full time employment for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This role will require the successful applicant to work with all variety and breed of dog, both big and small. Any applicant must feel confident around all dogs.

About the employer

Happy Dogs has been an established dog grooming salon just outside the centre of Rawtenstall, Lancashire since 2001. The salon was taken over in January 2012 by the current owner. The salon relocated in 2015 and now also has a fantastic selection of quality items for sale including leads, collars, tags, toys, treats, coats, beds, flea treatments, food & much more! The Happy Dogs salon offers a wide range of services for our clients.


Happy Dogs & Pets





You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Dog groomer

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.