Tail Wags NE Ltd - Apprenticeship in Animal Care - Level 2 (Ref: VAC001518613 )

Salary:  £117.00 (£3.90 per hour)Closing Date: 11 Apr 2019Hours: 30 hours per week

Tail wag NE Ltd

Animal Care Apprenticeship based in West Allotment, Newcastle

 Vacancy full description:

We are looking for reliable and hard-working individual to join our team.

It is really important to us you are a dog lover and are keen to learn.

  • Duties will include;
  • Meeting greeting customers
  • Keeping customer records up to date
  • Dog walking
  • Dog sitting
  • Looking after small animals – rabbits and cats
  • Assisting in the salon when needed
  • Admin duties - Planning in the dog walking/dog sitting schedule


  • Working with myself and kirkley hall to gain confidence and skills in animal care
  • Must be able to travel to Northumberland College - Kirkley Hall Campus once a week.

Future prospects: For the right candidate, progression within the company, full time employment.

Training to be provided:

Apprenticeship framework

  • In house training with employer
  • Functional skills if required
  • A Level 2 or 3 in Animal Care depending on previous qualifications)Qualifications required: Level 2 maths & English OR GCSE Grade C or above.
  • Skills required:
  • A caring and confident attitude around the dogs.
  • Able to listen and follow instructions
  • Teamwork
  • A knowledge of dogs is a must.
  • Keen to develop skills around dog behaviour
  • Tidy appearance.

Personal qualities:

  • Have great communication skills for working within a team
  • Be able to work effectively and with minimum supervision within a timely manner
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be confident to interact with the public
  • To be reliable
  • Good time keeper
  • Be able to work in a team
  • To be confident around all animals.


  • Because you will be dog walking and dog sitting it would be advantageous if you have your own car and driving licence.
  • A DBS check may be required.
  • Please note this is an all weather job.

Reality check: This can be a very busy and high pressured role, therefore attitude and behaviour is a key element for the successful candidate. You must be able to take instructions and act on them appropriately.

Important Information:

You will be required to work to the terms and conditions of your contract. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to grow with this company.

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