City of London Corporation

Apprentice Animal Attendant - Advanced (Level 3)

City of London Corporation (Employer)

Common Council of the City of London (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,570.00
35.0 hours per week 8 weekly shift rota with an average 35 hours per week. Consisting of earlies, lates and nights. Monday to Friday, 8:00 - 16:00 or 12:00 - 20:00 on rotation
24 months (duration)
19 September 2022(start date)
Keeper and aquarist (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
29 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Purpose of the Post Care for the animals that pass through the Animal Reception Centre (HARC), maintaining their health and welfare and ensuring relevant legislation is adhered to.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Receiving animals that have been delivered or collected by HARC staff
  • Assisting Animal Attendants with checking health & welfare
  • Carrying out daily husbandry of a range of species - domestic pets, mammals, reptiles and amphibians
  • Assisting with treating sick animals under guidance from Vets
  • Assisting Animal Attendants with checking the paperwork of animals travelling
  • Meeting customers arriving to the centre & advising them of their animal’s status
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will achieve a practical and theory-based (or 'combined') qualification: •Diploma in Keeper & Aquarist Level 3 • Functional Skills in ICT, Maths & English (*where applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The City of London is committed to employing & progressing those apprentices who have successfully completed their Apprenticeship Programme

Reality Check

Working weekends / unsocial hours may be required • Vaccinations including rabies & airport security checks required • you can have your own transport or be able to commute to HARC easily, due to the nature of the shifts • Free from animal allergies • Experience with animals can be voluntary work & need Standard DBS

Skills Required

Customer care skills, Initiative, Patience, Basic Computer Literacy, Experience working w/t animals, Manages tasks effectively, Solve routine problems, Ask questions when unsure, suggests improvements, Listens to instructions, Communicates effectively, Positive effective teamwork, Recognises value of diversity, Punctual & reliable

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (4/5) or Equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C (4/5) or Equivalent) Essential
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