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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice with a deep passion for Animal Care to play a significant role in providing excellent support to the College’s nationally recognised Animal Rescue Centre.

Key Facts

Contract Term: 18 month (approx) Level 3 Animal Keeper Advanced Apprenticeship
Hours: 37 hours per week, including 1 day a week training
Salary: Age appropriate national minimum wage
Closing Date: 11/12/2019

The successful candidate will be dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic to assist our outstanding team in providing excellent care to animals and knowledgeable support to our teaching staff. This is a fast-paced, challenging role that will provide the successful Apprentice with an unmatched level of experience in Animal Care as well as an unmatched level of rewarding work in caring for a wide variety of animals.

If you love caring for animals, enjoy working within a great team and want great opportunities to show us what you can do, we would love to hear from you!

Job Overview

To provide care for the animals within the Animal Care department and to share this experience with our learners. This includes implementing all procedures within the centre and contributing to out of hours’ care. You will work closely with other staff to achieve the best standards of care.

It is integral to the role that you enable our full time students to pick up the skills by coaching them to gain the skills needed to care for the animals

What We offer

Kendal College is at the forefront of looking after our employees. Alongside our dedicated commitment to staff development, we offer a generous benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and discounted gym membership. In addition to that, we are consistently ranked in the top five percent of UK Colleges for student success rates (16-18) and have consistently invested in providing our students and staff with an outstanding and unrivalled range of modern facilities and resources.

The Right Candidate will have:


English, Maths and Science at Level 2 (GCSE A* to C or equivalent)


Recent experience in relevant animal care


  • Effective communication skills
  • Good general knowledge of health and safety at work in the relevant vocational environment
  • Ability to provide coaching and support to learners
  • Strong current technical knowledge and skills in animal care
  • Sound knowledge of animal requirements
  • Motivation and enthusiasm for working with 14 to 19 year olds.

Safeguarding Statement:

Kendal College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Please return your completed Application Form to