• Cherry Tree Kennels
  • Balcombe, West Sussex
  • £6.40 per hour

Cherry Tree dog boarding kennels, cattery and pet day care centre, for dogs, cats and other small animals. They are based in ten acres of beautiful countryside. Located in the heart of Mid Sussex. This is a wonderful opportunity for an animal loving person who is keen to gain formal qualifications and a career in Animal Care. Cherry Tree Kennels is an animal boarding and day care facility for dogs, Looking for an enthusiastic animal loving apprentice to join the team.

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  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    32.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Animal Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Animal care and welfare assistant (ST0397)
  • Employer
    Cherry Tree Kennels


Cherry Trees is an animal boarding and day care facility with spaces for 140 dogs, 25 cats and other small animal boarding and day care facilities.

They are offering the perfect opportunity for you to working alongside a team of highly experienced animal care and welfare professionals who will help you develop your animal Welfare skills.

Are you an enthusiastic animal loving apprentice who are keen to gain a Level 2 Animal Care City & Guilds qualification. The right candidate needs to love being with animals and work well with within the team. Does this sound like a good fit for you? If so you gain excellent experience, working along side a great team of animal care professionals. All your training will be on site, there will be no college attendance, you will learn all you need to know on the job!

  • The Level 2 Animal Care Apprentice role will include,

Cleaning kennels, walking dogs, washing animals, feeding, giving medication and keeping the facilities and area clean and tidy.

  • Candidate Eligibility
The candidate must be a UK Resident and not completed a training program containing similar standards or above the apprenticeship being offered. Candidates must not currently be studying on a government funded contract.

  • Application process
Should you CV contain the relevant candidate qualities, it is likely that They will invite you for an informal interview and be offer a trail which could be for one day or two.

  • Access to Cherry Trees Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Must be able to get themselves to work either with lifts or be able to drive. Working well within a team absolutely a must.

  • Working Timetable
4 days on 4 days off Monday - Sunday rotating basis (Shift work)
7.30am -3.30pm or 11.30am to 7.30pm

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 217922)

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  • Team Work
  • Good communication and time keeping
  • Use of initiative
  • Be able to get to work either with lifts or be able to drive.

GCSE or equivalent pass in English and maths is beneficial but not essential. If you do not have passeds. we will support you in achieving your functional skills English and Maths qualifications alongside your apprenticeship.

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All Training and mentoring will take place during your paid working hours. Your day to day mentoring will be with your employer. Also a combination of online and in person monthly sessions will be held by your Haddon Training Coach.

  • Must love animals
  • Be flexible and hard working
  • Friendly and caring

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. Such as progression on to an animal welfare and management L3

This job requires shift work so ensure that you can get to work for the times either with lifts or be able to drive.

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Opportunities with Haddon Training Ltd

Haddon Training, est. in 1997 has a rich and established history primarily working with people of all ages who are undertaking work-based traineeships and apprenticeships in Horse Care, Animal Care and Business. In 2021 Haddon Training became part of the Educ8 Group, enabling it to expand and grow further than ever before.

Haddon Training is the preferred training provider for  British Eventing and British Showjumping. As an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 2 'Good' training provider, they deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications.

Haddon Training delivers traineeships and apprenticeships across England as well as apprenticeships throughout Wales.

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