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Dog Day Care Assistant Apprentice
(The Dog Club Essex)


Maldon CM9 6QD

Course level:


Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

5 days a week. The business is open 8am-6pm, but hours will be shifts within these times. To be discussed at interview. Min 30hrs/week.


Apprenticeship Wage



About this opportunity:

The Dog Club is founded by Jessica and Steve, a husband-and-wife team and is run alongside our family home set within 3 acres of farmland in the heart of the Essex countryside; just a stone’s throw from the River Blackwater. They are incredibly proud to offer expert dog day care for Maldon and the surrounding area. The Dog Club has been created by combining their 15 years’ experience working with dogs both training and award-winning breeding. They’ve worked with one of UK’s leading animal behaviourists to create specialist care designed specifically for your dog. They provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment that helps your dog learn and develop as well as play and keep busy.

This is a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity for an animal care apprentice to work at a Dog Day Care in the Essex countryside whilst gaining a qualification. The apprentice will get to work with all breeds of dogs with an amazing opportunity to progress up through the industry.

Duties include but not limited to;

  • 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 dogs with particular needs, 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

Desired skills & Qualities

  • Capable of communicating clearly with all members of the team
  • Efficient and thorough, paying attention to detail
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions exactly
  • Work experience within a dog environment such as a shelter or kennels immediately strengthens your application
  • You will be expected to demonstrate a calm approach
  • A natural love of dogs is a must!
  • A caring and professional approach
  • Trustful and reliable
  • Highly committed to the dogs wellbeing and happiness
  • Punctual
  • Flexible
  • Pro active approach
  • Adaptability

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE’s or equivalent in maths and English Grade C/4 or higher are desirable but not essential
  • Relevant animal experience is desired, even if it’s dogs at pets.
  • Applicants cannot already hold a level 2 or 3 in animal care as this will affect eligibility and sadly your application will be unsuccessful.
  • Applicants MUST have access to their own transport as there is no public transport links to this location.

Future prospects

  • Further training and senior positions may be available on completion of your apprenticeship
  • Dog Handler/Trainer


  • 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 & Welfare 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

  • You will be active most of the day.
  • Supportive and friendly team.
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.
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