Dog Grooming Apprenticeship Plush Pooches Grooming Salon

Plush Pooches are a busy grooming salon looking for an eager candidate who is confident and willing to work hard to achieve their goals. You will be working with a variety of dog breeds of all different sizes and temperaments - and will be given the platform and support to develop your skills and launch a career in the dog grooming sector.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

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

    The successful candidate will be working 30 hours per week, spread over up to five days, between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities include:

  • Washing and Drying
  • Sweeping and Cleaning
  • Assisting with grooming

The training you will be getting

All training will be provided on site during your paid working hours. Your day to day mentoring will be with your employer, and a combination of online and in person monthly sessions will be held with your Haddon Training Trainer Coach.

Dog groomer
Level 2 (GCSE)


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A permanent position is available for the right candidate, as well as the option for further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

A candidate with a previous qualification in this area would be desirable.

About the employer

Plush Pooches is a dog grooming salon based in Ruislip Manor. As true dog lovers, it is our mission to provide calm and relaxing surroundings, making your pooches pampering experience an enjoyable one. Our head groomer is qualified to City and Guilds distinction level.


Plush Pooches Grooming Salon





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Training provider


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



Apprenticeship standard

Dog groomer

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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