Kennel Assistant Apprenticeship (Level 2 Animal Care) Brynovation Gundogs

We are professional breeders of gundogs, accredited by The Kennel Club Limited Assured Breeder Scheme, and 5 Star Licence rated by Forest Of Dean District Council. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a passion for the outdoors and a willingness to be incorporated in a busy and exciting rural family business.

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Closing date: 31 May 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

    Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.00. May include some evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Exercising
  • Training
  • Grooming
  • Habituating and socialising (pups)
  • General maintenance & estate management
  • Cytology
  • Service management (mating!)
  • Whelping
  • Veterinary interventions
  • Microchipping
  • Client hospitality
  • And probably more!

The training you will be getting

  • Animal Care And Welfare Assistant Level 2 qualification
  • Training will be provided remotely during hours of work

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Entry to Level 3 and / or employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

Outdoors, all year, but amongst lots of dogs!

About the employer

Family business as professional breeders of working gundogs, established 2006.


Brynovation Gundogs





GL15 6QZ

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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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