Animal Care Apprentice (Suffolk Dog Town) Suffolk Dog Town

Two amazing animal care apprentice vacancies with KEITS at Suffolk Dog Town where you’ll be involved in all aspects of animal husbandry and behaviour. A fantastic spring board enabling you to gain your qualification and prepare for a career within the animal industry.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed between 08:00am and 06:00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Contribute to providing a caring, stimulating and safe environment for all dogs
  • Caring and general supervision of the dogs
  • Vigilance in supervising their care, well-being and entertainment
  • Ensuring a plentiful supply of water
  • Ensuring dog waste is removed immediately
  • Tending to the dogs thoughtfully, gently and with care
  • Feeding the dogs correctly (measured and on time)
  • Dealing with any dogs with extra needs, i.e. older dogs or some on medication
  • Paying close attention to the notices regarding dogs status such as an injury, recent surgery or allergy
  • Careful and efficient monitoring of any changes or differences in dogs behaviour/temperament/condition
  • Communicating and working with the team
  • Treating peers with respect
  • General cleaning duties, hoovering, sweeping, mopping, polishing, washing up etc
  • All other miscellaneous duties that may occur on a day-to-day basis
  • Any other reasonable duties as per the needs of the business evolves
  • You will answer to and work directly with the Managing Director
  • Ensuring dogs are happy and safe at all times
  • Keeping an open and honest dialogue with senior management

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

  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Animal Care & Welfare Apprenticeship Standard
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and onsite visits throughout the Apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Further training and senior positions may be available on completion of your Apprenticeship
  • Dog Handler/Trainer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or higher) Desired

Things to consider

You will be active most of the day, some find the role too tiring and therefore will not be suitable for the position It is a long day but most enjoyable – you get what you put in We pick up dog mess! We work long shifts, which are very tiring, running around after dogs is physically tiring, you need to be fit! Paid lunch break KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise

About the employer

Suffolk Dog Town provide Socialisation, Activities, Play & Care for your much loved dog while you work, rest or play. We treat them as our own and ensure their safety and well being at all times.


Suffolk Dog Town






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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jun 2023