Needham Canine Creche Ltd

Level 2 Canine Carer Apprentice (Needham Canine Adventures) - Intermediate (Level 2)

Needham Canine Creche Ltd (Employer)

Keits Training Services Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £7,503.60
30.0 hours per week 30 hours. Shifts TBC at interview
16 months (duration)
24 October 2022(start date)
Animal care and welfare assistant (apprenticeship standard)
18 October 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity for someone who has a keen love of animals to learn to be one of our Canine Carers and be involved in the everyday tasks in the creche. Applicants will need to have a natural affinity with dogs and be a true dog lover!


What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

Contribute to providing a caring, stimulating, and safe environment for all dogs
Caring and general supervision of the dogs
Vigilance in supervising their care, well-being and entertainment
Ensuring a plentiful supply of water
Ensuring dog waste is removed immediately
Tending to the dogs thoughtfully, gently, and with care
Feeding the dogs correctly (measured and on time)
Dealing with any “special needs” dogs’, i.e. older dogs or some on medication
Paying close attention to the notices regarding dogs status such as an injury, recent surgery, or allergy
Careful and efficient monitoring of any changes or differences in dogs’ behaviour/temperament/condition
Communicating and working with the team
General cleaning duties, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing, washing up, etc.
All other miscellaneous duties that may occur on a day-to-day basis
Any other reasonable duties as the needs of the business evolve
You will answer to and work directly with the managing director.

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

A full apprenticeship at level 2 in animal care and welfare.

Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further training and management positions will be available
apprentices that excel will be considered for a permanent position

Reality Check

Due to the hours and our location it is essential you have access to your own transport/can ensure you arrive to work on time You will need to arrive ready to start for 8am and leave after the last dog at 6pm on working days You will be physically active for most of the day. We pick up dog mess! We work long shifts and spend a lot of time running around after dogs which can be physically tiring You need to be able to cope with the physical demands of the role as we are inside and outside in all weathers KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: The apprentice will be working to build a portfolio of evidence and will be required to pass a knowledge test and an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete the apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Canine Experience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent ICT, maths and English GCSE's (Grade Grade C/4 or higher) Desired
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