Animal Care apprentice at dog boarding and grooming facility

  • Dougal's Doggy Digs
  • Nursery Road, Oakhanger, Cheshire East
  • £6.40 per hour

Doggy Day Care, boarding and grooming facility is looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their team. Full description below: Based on Oakhanger.

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

  • Location
    Nursery Road, Oakhanger
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Animal Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Animal care and welfare assistant (ST0397)
  • Employer
    Dougal's Doggy Digs


Dougal's Doggy Digs is a doggy day care, boarding and grooming facility near Oakhanger in Cheshire.

They are looking for applicants who are confident around all dog breeds to work as part of the team.

Ideally looking for a keen, ambitious person with a passion to work with animals.

They are a 5* rated licensed dog boarding business so high standards required and encouraged.

There will be early starts and 1-2 weekends per month will be required.

You do not need any previous experience however, it is essential you are confident in talking to clients and handling all types of dogs.

Duties to include;

  • handling and general care of dogs
  • exercising dogs
  • healthcare checks
  • cleaning
  • customer service

Skills: Communication, punctuality, willing to learn and be well presented.

30-35 hours per week over 5 days.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 246806)

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  • Communication
  • Punctuality,
  • Willing to learn
  • Be well presented.

GCSE Level 4/ Grade C in Maths and English or equivalent.

Contact Haddon Training to discuss if not yet achieved - Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills Maths and English

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.
You do not need any previous experience however, it is essential you are confident in talking to clients and handling all types of dogs.
  • Potential to learn how to dog groom
  • Learning to care for a range of dogs

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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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