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Level 2 Dog Grooming Apprentice
(The Grooming Room)


Maidstone ME17 3RT

Course level:


Course Duration:

16 Months

Weekly Hours:

40 hours


Competitive salary



About this opportunity:

The Grooming Room is a busy dog grooming salon located in Chart Sutton in Kent. The Grooming Room is designed to provide a service beyond the traditional pet grooming parlour. The Grooming Room is a professional environment without the bustle of a commercial parlour. We have invested in the very best professional grooming equipment and products to make your dog’s grooming experience as stress free as possible.

The position is for an Apprentice Dog Grooming Assistant. Reporting directly to the salon owner and working closely with all members of a small team.

The duties of this role include:

  • Preparing dogs for bathing
  • Bathing dogs
  • Grooming out dogs
  • Daily cleaning duties
  • Opportunity to learn a craft in a relaxed and safe environment
  • Exposure to a broad range of breeds
  • One to one guidance from an experienced dog groomer

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Confidence and experience with handling dogs of all sizes is a MUST

Personal qualities

  • Confidence and experience with handling dogs of all sizes
  • Lively and outgoing individual
  • Physically able to meet the demands of the role
  • Polite and hard worker

Desired qualifications

  • Good GCSE or equivalent results including maths and English, desired but not essential
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or higher in dog grooming to be eligible for this apprenticeship

Future prospects

  • For the right candidate, there is the opportunity to progress to a full-time position of Dog Groomer

Things to consider

  • Important Other Information Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government for small employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age and large employers with 50 employees or more is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.
  • From April 1st 2022 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies.  The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.
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  • 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.


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