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Apprentice Dog Groomer
(My Best Friend Dog Grooming, Cirencester)


Cirencester. GL7 2PR

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months approx.

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours. Monday to Friday (possible Saturdays) 0900 – 1730 with a 30 minute lunch break


Apprenticeship Wage




None provided

About this opportunity:

Due to their continued growth, My Best Friend Dog Grooming are now looking for a dog grooming apprentice to join their friendly team. My Best Friend are committed to delivering outstanding grooms and great customer service and pride themselves on 5* reviews from clients.

Duties will include, but not limited to;

  • Bathing, drying and preparing dogs for the salon groomer / stylist
  • Offering clients a range of ancillary products that may be sold by the business from time to time.
  • Making bookings and scheduling the diary.
  • Taking payments and cash handling.
  • Providing a caring environment to clients’ dogs at all times and ensuring high levels of welfare whilst a dog in your care.
  • Cleaning – end of day and as required.
  • Any other duties as required or requested by the business owner.

Why should you work for My Best Friend Dog Grooming?

  • Outstanding Quality – We pride ourselves on both our standard of grooming and customer service.
  • Fun Environment – We think we’re a friendly and fun team to work in!
  • Great Location – We are in Cirencester – The Sunday Times’s Best Places to Live list recognises Cirencester and it is the often called ‘capital of the Cotswolds’ for its thriving high street and beautiful parks.

Desired Strength and Qualities

  • The candidate must have a passion to work with dogs combined with an eye for detail..
  • You’ll have a proven track record of reliability and delivering high standards. As a small business it is key that we can depend on you.
  • You’ll be a people person, have a real passion for dogs as well as being a great team player with good communication skills.
  • You’ll have a patient nature.
  • You’ll be hungry to be part of a successful salon and you’ll be proactive in your approach.

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English Grade 4/C desirable but not essential.
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in dog grooming.

Future Prospects

  •  For the right candidate this is a developmental role with the opportunity to progress to Dog Groomer / Stylist


  • 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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  • KEITS reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date given if required.


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