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Apprentice Dog Groomer
(Hound & Co Grooming Boutique)


Norwich, NR1 3RH

Course level:


Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

30 hours


Apprenticeship Wage



About this opportunity:

Hound & Co is a luxury dog grooming boutique located within the heart of Norwich, just 5 minutes from Norwich Bus Station. We are passionate about delivering expert dog grooming and styling, whilst maintaining kind and sympathetic handling. We feel strongly about ensuring all dogs in our care have a positive experience and we strive to build trust and confidence during every visit; that’s why we offer various grooming methods and set-ups to suit each individual dog’s needs.

Hound & Co have a rare vacancy for a Dog Grooming Apprentice to join our team. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our director to maintain the successful running of the salon, whilst creating expert grooms for our clients. The role will include handling a range of dogs of varying sizes and temperaments, whilst upholding good rapport and delivering exceptional customer service.

Having recently expanded, Hound & Co are excited to offer a rare apprenticeship opportunity to an enthusiastic dog lover looking to start their grooming career. No previous grooming experience is necessary; only a passion for dogs, a willingness to learn and a conscientious attitude. Applicants must also be confident handling a range of dogs of varying sizes and temperaments.

Guided and supported by our expert Director, the successful applicants job role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Welcoming clients and their dogs into the salon
  • Updating customer records and taking bookings
  • Bathing
  • Fluff Drying
  • Nail Trimming
  • De-shedding
  • Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning
  • Promoting spa treatments and add-ons
  • Creating and posting content on our social media platforms
  • Promoting our selection of retail stock
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the salon and equipment

Once competent, the successful applicant will progress to basic clipping and styling work.

Desire Skills and Qualities

  • Basic IT Skills
  • Patient attitude
  • Confident handling a variety of dogs
  • An eye for detail
  • Hard working
  • Willingness to learn
  • An interest in the dog grooming industry


  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 in Dog Grooming
  • GCSEs or equivalent in maths and English are desired

Future Prospects

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to progress to a Stylist position within the salon.


  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment.
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Dog Grooming Apprenticeship Standard.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.
  • 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.
  • Due to the popularity of our apprenticeships, you may not hear if you are unsuccessful.
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