Doggy Day Care Assistant Apprentice THE DOGS GO GROUP LTD

Aged 16+ and want a career in the doggy day care business? We are Wirral’s largest doggy day care company, operating with two sites on the Wirral where our dogs spend their days playing and socialising in 6 acres (!) of indoor and outdoor space, and we are looking for one dog-mad person to join our growing team as part of our apprentice scheme!

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Tuesday to Thursday, 8am-4pm. Some Monday’s and Friday’s as well.

    Total hours per week: 21

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Looking after the dogs in the day care
  • Running activities and enrichment sessions
  • Playing with them, keeping them entertained, and making sure they are happy
  • Cleaning the facility and equipment amongst other duties. Bonus points if you are good on social media and can take photos on your phone!

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Animal Care & Welfare Assistant apprenticeship standard, including:

  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills Maths (if required)
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of a full-time position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Physical fitness, Must love dogs, Honest, Trustworthy, Happy to get hands dirty, At ease in a noisy environment


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

Things to consider

A passion for animal care and determination to learn is what we look for! It is essential that you are comfortable dealing with a large group of excited and playful dogs! You must be able to think fast and remain calm in any situation to always ensure the safety of all the dogs. You will be required to study and attend a Canine First Aid and CPR course. Within the day care, our staff to dog ratio is 1:10 and you will be part of a team working together each day. You should also be happy working in any weather as no matter how hard it rains or how cold it gets, our dogs have still got to be exercised and looked after throughout the day!

About the employer

Established in 2017, Dogs Go was designed to create a new standard for dog care, which includes a careful selection and induction process to provide the safest possible environment for the pooches in our care. From our two Wirral locations we offer Dog Day Care, Private Hire Bark Parks, Puppy Training, Puppy Socialisation, Dog Training, Pet Shop, Dog Birthday Parties and much, much more. Our mission is to make the world a better place for all dogs and their people by providing safe, fun spaces where dogs can socialise with other doggy friends and you can socialise with like-minded dog lovers.




Champions Business Park

Arrowe Brook Road


CH49 0AB

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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

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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