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Level 2 Animal Care Apprentice Pack Leader

  • Dogs Play Day Care Services
  • South Derbyshire, Derbyshire
  • £6.40 per hour

We are now looking to recruit a motivated level 2 Animal Care Apprentice Pack leader to join their busy, friendly team. We are open from 7:30am till 6pm Mon to Friday & Saturday 8am -1pm. Our purpose-built facility is just outside Swadlincote South Derbyshire and enjoys indoor as well as outdoor grass & all-weather secure play areas for the dogs to play in.

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

  • Location
    South Derbyshire
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Animal Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Animal care and welfare assistant (ST0397)
  • Employer
    Dogs Play Day Care Services


Dogs Play Daycare is a Dog Daycare facility fully licenced by SDDC and awarded a 5 star rating to look after up to 48 dogs at any one time and has been open since the 2015.

Job Role: Full Time

The successful candidate will need to be comfortable with dogs and all that that entails e.g., picking up dog mess and working outside in all weather conditions.

They will complete all their Level 2 Animal Care Qualification study and coursework for the Level 2 Animal Care Apprenticeship via Haddon Trainings tutor who provides 1-2-1 tutoring in person and online (no external travel all training done onsite).

The successful Apprentice Pack leader candidate will be part of a team that works 30h / week via one of five different six hour shifts which are rotated monthly, so each Apprentice Pack Leader get to see all aspects of looking after our pack. Shifts start at 7am and finishing at 6:15pm (Mon to Friday) and 7:45 till 1:15 on Saturdays – (1 in 4 Saturday shifts)

Alongside the level 2 Animal Care Apprenticeship work, duties will include:

Supervision of dogs (all sizes and ages) we work a single pack in the main at a staff to dog ratio of 1:8


Enrichment activities

Cleaning play areas and equipment

Customer service

Note Before Applying Please Consider: We are in a rural location (look us up on Google maps) so please work out if and how you might get to us before applying, access to your own transport or lifts to & from work, public transport will not get you here.

Possibility of full time job offer for the right candidate on completion of apprenticeship.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 245445)

Company website : https://dogsplaydaycare.co.uk/#

  • Some animal care experience would be beneficial
  • A team player that gets stuck in and is happy to help
  • Good communication
  • Organised and time efficient

You must have a grade C or 4 in English and math's at GCSE level to be considered for this role.

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.

  • Hard working and keen to learn
  • Punctual, reliable and dedicated
  • A can do attitude

A full time position within the company, the potential of future employment. The chance to work for an award winning company with training from accomplished people in this industry.

Dogs Play & Haddon training have been recognised Nationally in 2022 and Regionally in 2023 by the Department of education for delivering a high quality Level 2 Animal Care program and have been included in the development of the Level 3 Animal Care Qualification. With 100% pass rate of which 95% Qualifying with a Distinction at the End Point Assessment.

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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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