Animal Care

We are an independent dog day care facility based in Ipswich, Suffolk. We look after dogs from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. We help to socialise, enrich and stimulate every single dog in our care. We also offer grooming at ‘Dollys Dog Grooming Spa’.

Canine carer for busy and growing dog creche. Looking after up to 30 dogs on a daily basis with other colleagues. Providing stimulation, games and activities to the dogs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Caring for dogs on a daily basis at our dog creche. We can have anything from 12 dogs to 25 dogs a day and we are still growing
  • You will be responsible for providing fresh water at all times, cleaning up pees and poos, cleaning the creche clean and safe
  • Providing games and stimulation for the dogs. Providing enrichment and activities for the dogs
  • Supervising and controlling dogs
  • Placing dogs into time out areas and puppy pen areas when they are too excited or need time to chill out
  • Ensuring dogs of all ages and breeds receive the same attention and care. Its not just all about the puppies!
  • Ensuring the best possible care and welfare of the dogs in your care at all times.
  • Positive reinforcement with all dogs
  • Providing full flexibility to cover other colleague’s sickness or holidays. Short notice cover will be required from time to time

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self- management
  • Teamwork
  • Strong work ethic

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Kindness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Confidence
  • Team Player
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work in harmony
  • Compassion, Respectful, Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE, or equivalents in maths & English preferred

Future prospects

  • Potential to progress to management

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:



Weekly wage


Working week

Hours Cover: Monday to Friday, between 7.30am to 6pm. TBC

Apprenticeship duration

16 months

Possible start date

5 April 2021

Date posted

16 February 2021

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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