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Apprentice Dog Groomer

  • Smart Paws Dog Grooming LTD
  • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • £6.40 per hour

Smart Paws are looking for an enthusiastic dog lover for a position within their very busy dog grooming salon in Basingstoke. An amazing opportunity for someone looking to start their career working with animals!

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  • GMFJ Reference
    250873
  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    06/06/2024
  • Start Date
    08/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
    Basingstoke
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Animal Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Dog groomer (ST0943)
  • Employer
    Smart Paws Dog Grooming LTD

Description

Smart Paws are offering a kind, calm and holistic approach to dog grooming where they treat each animal on a 121 basis. They are looking for someone who is hard working, has lots of energy, confident, loves dogs and is brilliant at customer service and is willing to go the extra mile to learn a fantastic skill and become a dog groomer.

As an apprentice at Smart Paws, you will be an integral part of the team, assisting with;

  • Washing
  • Drying
  • Brushing and combing dogs

You will learn how to to;

  • Clip
  • Shave
  • Style fur according to breed standards or pet owner's requests
  • Trimming nails
  • Cleaning ears
  • Teeth
  • Checking for signs of infection
  • Identifying any potential health concerns like skin conditions, parasites, or ear infections and bringing them to the owner's attention.
  • Consulting with pet owners to understand their desired grooming style and specific needs for their dog.
  • Communicating with clients about their pet's grooming experience,
  • Booking appointments, updating client records, answering the phone, responding to messages, using social media.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 250873)

Company website : http://www.smart-paws.com/

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills

No grooming experience required as full training will be given. Must be confident with all breeds and size of dog. You must be confident to get stuck in and pick up the clippers after some initial training!

If not already achieved, you will be required to work towards Maths and English pass grades in Functional Skills, which will be Supported By Haddon Training.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Dog Grooming apprenticeship.

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.

Smart Paws are looking for someone who is confident, hard working, uses their own initiative to get jobs done in the salon without having to be asked!

Must be a dog lover, and don’t mind getting dirty and hairy!

Happy and friendly to internal and external customers is a must.

If the business requires and is able, there may be a chance of continued paid employment and promotions to higher positions if you do well within the company. The business will encourage you to move up and progress when you are comfortable to and further qualifications, as this is always encouraged!

Shift pattern will be Tuesday- Saturday one week, then Wednesday - Saturday the following week, so you will get 2 long weekends per month.

Their will be the opportunity to earn commission in this role which can be discussed at interview stage.

The salon is closed at Christmas and Easter so you will not work on these holidays.

An extra holiday day is offered (up to 5 years for years of service)/ paid birthday holiday or pension depending on preference.

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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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