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Level 2 Dog Grooming Apprentice
(Tip top Tails)


Brackley NN13 7UG

Course level:


Course Duration:

16 months

Weekly Hours:

up to 40 hours


up to £192.4 weekly



About this opportunity:

Here at Tip Top Tails we pride ourselves on our one to one dog grooming service. We have only the best dog grooming equipment including hydrobaths, top spec blasters and much much more. Both our salons are newly decorated, clean and tidy, complete with professional air conditioning to keep you comfy whilst grooming. We have a Relaxed working environment. No targets. Appointment bookings only. Christmas and summer parties (paid for). And a Yearly trip to Crufts (paid for). If you love dogs and the idea of grooming, want a relaxed salon to work in, be given the time and voice to develop yourself and enjoy having a laugh and socialising outside of work, I honestly believe Tip Top Tails is the place for you.

Our apprentice will undertake in house practical training along side theory work to complete the dog grooming apprenticeship provided by KEITS.

  • You will learn how to bath, dry and prep all breeds of dogs initially and in time will learn all aspects of grooming including styling, scissoring and clipping
  • You will learn about different breeds, temperaments, coat types and will gain extensive knowledge to make you a competent groomer
  • Customer service skills is a huge part of becoming a dog groomer to ensure customers leave happy with their best friends new hair do, this will all be taught within the apprenticeship
  • Salon hygiene is important so there will also be daily cleaning tasks that need to be completed, making sure the salon is presentable and sterile for each customer
  • Working hours are 9AM – 5PM, on a 3 weekly rolling rota, this may include weekends. Breaks in between dogs will be in place as well as a lunch break. Rota is still to be put together

Desired Skills:

  • Creative skills
  • Customer service skills

Desired Personal Qualities: 

  • Patience is key
  • Eager and willing to learn
  • Good listener

Desired Qualifications:

  • GCSE’s Grace C/4 or higher in Maths and English
  • Applicants who have a different animal care qualification to grooming may still be eligible for this apprenticeship.

Future Prospects:

  • To train and grow into a tip top tails full time dog groomer

Things to consider:

  • Relaxed working environment
  • High quality equipment
  • Fantastic customer base – our books are in fact closed
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.

Training Provided:

  • 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 Dog Groomer Apprenticeship
  • 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.



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