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Kennel Assistant Apprentice
(Westmead Kennels)


Derbyshire, DE65 6NR

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months approx.

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours


Apprenticeship Wage




None provided

About this opportunity:

Westmead is family run boarding kennels for dogs and cats. We also offer daycare for dogs and grooming. The dogs are walked either in our safe paddock area off lead, or round our 3 acre field. The staff are friendly and supportive, and care of the animals is of paramount concern.

An amazing opportunity to complete an Animal Care Level 2 Apprenticeship.  You will learn to be a kennel assistant, with all that entails such as:

  •  Walking dogs
  • Cleaning accommodation
  • Dog nutrition (and cats)
  • Site maintenance, making sure is is hazard free
  • Working as part of a team that takes animal care very seriously.
  • It is a fun job, playing with dogs, stroking and cuddling cats (when they let you!) and being responsible for the care and wellbeing of a the animals left in our charge.
  • There is a lot of walking, so you will be very fit and you will be outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Conscientious
  • Good sense of humour
  • Loves animals, (does not mind picking up poo and cleaning cat litter trays)
  • Good time keeping
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Common sense
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Good listening skills


  • Maths and English at GCSE level at C and above are desired


  • 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

  • Mainly outdoor, working with animals, lots of exercise, and a great deal of fun playing with the dogs and cuddling cats. 
  • KEITS reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date provided if necessary.
  • 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.


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