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Dog Daycare Assistant Apprentice
(Barkeley Barks Doggy Daycare)


Gloucester, GL2 5DH

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

30 hours


£6.50 p/h



About this opportunity:

Barkeley Barks is a Doggy Daycare in Gloucester which is a fun & friendly environment where dogs are in our care during working hours to play, learn, socialise, be mentally stimulated, gain confidence etc.

We’re seeking an individual who has a passion for the well-being of animals and enjoys spending time with dogs in a fun and friendly environment. The right candidate will be confident with all dogs, responsible for supervising dogs at play and rest as well as feeding, simple training, picking up poop and thinking of new ideas for the dogs to do in our care. A strong work ethic is important to us and we require a commitment to meet both the needs of our dogs and their owners. Candidates must be comfortable to communicate with people as well as animals. Candidates will need to recognise dog behaviour and act accordingly, complete odd jobs around the centre, assist with filming and photography for our social media, conduct safe handling and management of dogs, follow the correct procedures at the centre, report any physical and behavioural changes in the dogs, have excellent understanding of animal welfare and maintain hygiene in the centre.

Duties include, but not limited;

  • Help provide a stimulating and safe environment for all dogs
  • Supervise dogs & be vigilant of their well being
  • Supplying fresh water
  • Removing dog waste immediately
  • Monitoring of dogs behaviour and welfare
  • Working as a team
  • General cleaning duties and simple maintenance of the centre such as sweeping, hoovering, washing up, painting etc.
  • Doing any other reasonable duties required as the business grows
  • Ensuring dogs are entertained and safe at all times

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Customer service skills
  • Confidence around all dogs
  • Communication skills
  • Quick to think
  • Good with people as well as dogs
  • Patience
  • Eager to learn
  • Trustworthy
  • Passionate
  • Innovative
  • Creative ideas
  • Previous experience with dogs is preferred

Desired Qualifications

  • English, Maths and Science GCSE’s Grade C/4 or equivalent desired but no essential
  • Applicant must not already hold a level 2 or higher in Animal Care.

Future Progression

  • Stay on to be a dog daycare assistant.
  • Dog daycare supervisor
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Dog handler


  • 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.
  • All training will take place at the work location and the applicant will complete an animal care apprenticeship in full.

Things to consider

  • Due to the hours and location, it is essential you have access to transport to arrive to work on time
  • We can work long shifts which are very tiring, running around after and playing with dogs all day is physically tiring.
  • We work inside and outside in all weathers and temperatures
  • It is not enough to state you love dogs and want to play with them all day, this job is a lot more than that. You will be on your feet all day, cleaning up mess, helping manage and control a large pack, providing basic training and mental stimulation to all the dogs throughout the day and completing all duties and checks needed everyday.
  • Talking to customers is a part of this role where you will need to be professional and well presented to represent the company.
  • 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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