Animal care and welfare apprenticeship Cherry Tree Kennels

Cherry Tree Kennels is an animal boarding and day care facility for dogs, cats and other small animals. We are looking for an enthusiastic, animal loving apprentice to join the team to help support with the day to day running of the kennels. You will be walking dogs, washing animals, plus much more.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,785.92

    32 hours per week

    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

    4 days on 4 days off Monday - Sunday rotating basis (Shift work). 7.30am -3.30pm or 11.30am to 7.30pm. Exact shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000170892

  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

We are an animal boarding and day care facility with spaces for 140 dogs, 25 cats and other small animal boarding and day care facilities.

We are looking for enthusiastic animal loving apprentice who are keen to gain a Level 2 Animal Care apprenticeship. They right candidate needs to love being with animals and work well with within the team.

Jobs will include:

  • Cleaning kennels
  • Walking dogs
  • Washing animals
  • Feeding
  • Giving medication
  • Keeping the facilities and area clean and tidy

Must love animals, be flexible, hardworking, like shift working. Due to shifts and limited public transport at certain times please ensure you can arrive on time. Working well within a team absolutely a must.

If the right apprentice gains good grades and fits in well with the team, there would be the prospect of full-time employment and always opportunities for further their careers.

The training you will be getting

  • Animal Care and Welfare Assistant level 2 apprenticeship provided through Haddon Training. Level 1 or 2 Maths and/ or English training for Functional Skills also provided if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If the right apprentice gains good grades and fits in well with the team, there would be the prospect of full-time employment and always opportunities to further their careers.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Due to shifts and limited public transport at certain times please ensure you are able to arrive on time.

About the employer

Cherry Tree Kennels are a spacious dog boarding kennels, cattery and pet day care centre, set in ten acres of beautiful countryside.

Employer

Cherry Tree Kennels

Address

Handcross Road

Balcombe

West Sussex

RH17 6PP

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Training

Training provider

HADDON TRAINING LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk

01443749000

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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