Apprentice Dog Groomer (Hound & Co Grooming Boutique) HOUND&CO LIMITED

Apprentice dog groomer vacancy. Don't miss the opportunity to learn all the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in the industry. Apply Now! The role includes creating and posting content on our social media platforms, bathing, fluff drying, nail trimming and de-shedding.

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 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

    To be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Hound & Co have a rare vacancy for a Dog Grooming Apprentice to join our team. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our director to maintain the successful running of the salon, whilst creating expert grooms for our clients. The role will include handling a range of dogs of varying sizes and temperaments, whilst upholding good rapport and delivering exceptional customer service.

Having recently expanded, Hound & Co are excited to offer a rare apprenticeship opportunity to an enthusiastic dog lover looking to start their grooming career. No previous grooming experience is necessary, only a passion for dogs, a willingness to learn and a conscientious attitude. Applicants must also be confident handling a range of dogs of varying sizes and temperaments.

Guided and supported by our expert Director, the successful applicants job role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Welcoming clients and their dogs into the salon
  • Updating customer records and taking bookings
  • Bathing
  • Fluff Drying
  • Nail Trimming
  • De-shedding
  • Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning
  • Promoting spa treatments and add-ons
  • Creating and posting content on our social media platforms
  • Promoting our selection of retail stock
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the salon and equipment

Once competent, the successful applicant will progress to basic clipping and styling work.

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 Dog Grooming Apprenticeship Standard
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to progress to a stylist position within the salon

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise. The apprentice will be working to build a portfolio of evidence and will be required to pass a knowledge test and an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Hound & Co is a luxury dog grooming boutique located within the heart of Norwich, just 5 minutes from Norwich Bus Station. We are passionate about delivering expert dog grooming and styling, whilst maintaining kind and sympathetic handling. We feel strongly about ensuring all dogs in our care have a positive experience and we strive to build trust and confidence during every visit; that’s why we offer various grooming methods and set-ups to suit each individual dog’s needs.




50 Grove Road



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Training provider



Heidi Clear and Bethany Wylie

Apprenticeship standard

Dog groomer

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Oct 2023