Suffolk Canine Creche is an established business offering Day care and Overnight Hotel. Fluff the Ruff offers an in-house Grooming Spa to new and existing clients. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Dog Groomer, who has a keen love of animals, to learn to become a groomer in a busy environment. All training will be delivered in the salon by fully qualified staff members.

Vacancy description

This role will be varied and will include all aspects of working within a busy grooming salon with a large client base.

You will be expected to complete the following tasks:

  • Bathing
  • Drying
  • Preparing dogs for grooming- brushing and dematting
  • Nail clipping
  • Ear cleaning
  • Skin treatments
  • Advising customers
  • Booking appointments
  • Cleaning the salon
  • Maintenance of the equipment

There will be many other tasks to be completed, as well as the above and you will receive training in all of the tasks.

Desired skills

You must be willing and able to carry out physically demanding work, as seating is limited due to the nature of the job.

All applicants must have had some contact with dogs and be confident when handling them. Examples and evidence of this MUST be given on application.

Personal qualities

An ideal candidate will:

  • Possess excellent timekeeping skills
  • Be very reliable
  • Be motivated
  • Be hardworking and well presented

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English are desirable but not essential
  • If applicants wish to complete a Level 3 Dog Grooming apprenticeship, they MUST already hold a Level 2 in Dog Grooming specifically to be eligible to do this.

Future prospects

  • There may be possible progression onto the advanced level apprenticeship in dog grooming and a permanent position available for a suitable candidate.

Things to consider

  • This is an incredibly fast paced role (particularly as this is part of a larger business). You will be handling dogs of all sizes.
  • Not on a regular bus route, please check you can get here.
  • Cleaning salon to exacting standards. Salon has viewing windows and can be seen by all clients, very public, so you must be comfortable that you can be seen and watched.
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.


Woodbridge IP12 4SD

Weekly wage


Working week


Apprenticeship duration

14 months approx.

Date posted

10 February 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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