Teresa and Ron have owned the kennels for the past 16 years. Ron has been helping dog owners for at least 25 years to correct and cure behavioural problems with dogs and educate the owners. Teresa runs training classes at Rainham and Aldington. The kennels works with various rescues as well as boarding dogs.

The job role includes the daily care of both rescue and boarding dogs. You will also be required to use the computer booking system and answer phone calls. There will be regular interaction with customers who drop off and collect dogs and purchase items from the shop.

The successful applicant will be involved in the day to day running of the kennels and duties will include but are not limited to

  • Cleaning the kennels, washing bedding etc.
  • Taking dogs to and from the exercise areas, interacting with them while they are out
  • Grooming/bathing
  • Feeding
  • Administering medication
  • Answering the telephone
  • Greeting customers
  • Using the computer booking system, taking payments etc.

It is very rewarding helping rescue dogs work through any behavioural issues and seeing them go on to be successfully rehomed.

Desired skills

  • Good at time keeping
  • Able to multi task
  • Organised
  • Committed
  • Basic maths, English and computing skills required

Personal qualities

  • Need to be friendly and confident around customers
  • Hard working in all weathers
  • Passionate about working with dogs
  • Must be a team player

Desired qualifications

  • Basic maths, English and computing skills required and must be shown on application
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in an animal care qualification

Future prospects

  • Future progression may be considered for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise


Ashford TN26 2DG

Weekly wage


Working week


Apprenticeship duration

16 months approx.

Possible start date

30 August 2021

Date posted

12 July 2021

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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