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Canine Carer Apprentice
(Camp Tails Doggy Day Care)


Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AB

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:



Apprenticeship wage




None provided

About this opportunity:

Camp Tails Doggy Daycare is a multi-award-winning dog daycare in Bury St Edmunds who strive to offer the best for our dogs. It is a luxury Unkennelled environment, resembling a playschool or nursery where dogs play freely together. A focus on dogs enjoyment and socialisation with lots of interactive games for the dogs to play, engage and learn.

A fantastic opportunity for someone who has a keen love of animals to become one of our Camp Carers, look after dogs and be part of a growing award-winning team in our brand new custom built facility.

You will have a natural affinity with dogs and obviously a dog lover!

You will most likely not have gained experience that will be that relevant, however we expect you to have at least walked a dog and know some basic commands. We do expect you to have an understanding of dogs and general behaviour, be confident in and around a group of dogs and have a positive attitude to join our team.

Vacancies always prove to be popular so think about what makes you stand out to be in with a chance for an interview.

It is not enough to simply state you love dogs and it would be a dream job. 

Take your time on the application. – those who don’t / answer one line answers will not be considered.

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
  • Treating peers with respect
  • General cleaning duties, hoovering, sweeping, mopping, polishing, washing up etc.
  • All other miscellaneous duties that may occur on a day to day basis
  • Any other reasonable duties as per the needs of the business evolves
  • You will answer to and work directly with the Managing Director
  • Ensuring dogs are happy and safe at all times
  • Keeping an open and honest dialogue with senior management

The contract is for the full duration of the apprenticeship plus up to 6 months (typical 18month contract). Exceptional candidates have an opportunity to join our team permanently on completion of their apprenticeship if they meet all the desired criteria. Duties include but not limited to;

Desired skills

  • Reliable
  • Compassionate
  • Good Communication
  • Flexible
  • Hard Working
  • Organised
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Healthy and Active
  • Happy and Outgoing
  • Positive outlook
  • Friendly
  • Calm
  • Composed

Desired qualifications

  • Nil, but any volunteering, work experience in animal environments are viewed favourably.
  • GCSE’s or equivalent in maths and English Grade C/4 or higher are desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

  • Permanent roles (PT and FT), grooming, training, behaviour, overnights and more. Open opportunities to excellent candidates.
  • 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 animal care apprenticeship.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visit throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Due to the hours and location, it is essential you have access to your own transport/can guarantee you will arrive to work on time
  • You will be active most of the day, on your feet. Some find the role too tiring and therefore will not be suitable for the position.
  • We pick up dog mess.
  • We work long shifts, which are very tiring, running around after and playing with dogs all day is physically tiring, you need to be fit!
  • We work inside and outside in all weathers and temperatures.
  • Subject to successful probation periods, candidates will complete their entire apprenticeship with us, prior to the end of the course we will discuss if there is a permanent position available (need to excel for consideration)
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise
  • Camp Tails is growing and expanding moving to a new property in 2022, this comes with new opportunities for all staff.#
  • 2 positions are all subject to successful probation period
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