Trainee Dog Warden/Pest Control - Start NOW

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1333168721-2
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Elite Recruitment Solutions
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Administration, Commercial & QS, Driving
  • Apprenticeship Type: Temporary

About this Apprenticeship

Dog Warden/Pest Control Technician.

We are proud to be supporting this long established Company that specialise in the humane handling of stray dogs and manages all kinds of pest control from wasps to rat and insect infestations.

Initially the company is seeking a Dog Warden but the role has the potential to train you into being a qualified Pest Control Technician.

The company is based in Slough but you will be driving around the local area and as far as Milton Keynes, Greenwich, Bromley, London and surrounding areas. You will need to be located close to Slough as you will be visiting Slough almost daily when working.

A full, clean driving licence obtained at least 3 years ago, is essential for this role.

The Company operates a shift basis and is open 365 days per annum including Christmas day.

The successful candidate will work 4 X 10 hour shifts per week some including weekend work as required.

Day shift 9am till 5pm

Mid shift 9am till 7pm

Night shift 4pm till 4am

The night shift would only be to cover for when the night staff are on holiday.

Primarily the role will be that of a Dog Warden which entails the collection of stray dogs, this can involve bringing the dogs back to the Slough Kennels and reuniting with owners. However, other times it may be dropping dogs at the Battersea Dog Home or giving to Foster Dog families. The calling of vets for particular treatment of wounded and sick dogs and sometimes it may lead to the termination of the dog s life if it is in a very bad way. All involve meticulous reporting and the completion of forms for local councils etc and is audited.

Full training is provided but you will learn to manage very frightened dogs that may be aggressive and hard to control. You will also look after their welfare at the kennels settling them in, feeding and keeping the kennels well kept clean and ready for new visitors at all times.

The role has the ability to be extended to Pest control and you may be trained, start & finish pest control treatments in the allocated council areas, these pests include rats, mice, wasps, bedbugs, ants, cockroaches, moths & cluster flies all training given.

The successful candidates must offer the following:

The ability to work 4 x 10 hour shifts per week with 3 days off, to include weekend working as required.

Must hold full licence with 3 years driving experience, ideally of driving a light commercial vehicle.

Must be IT literate with experience on tablets & PC s, must also have Microsoft Office experience, mainly Outlook & Excel

Must be able to work on own initiative and problem solve.

Experience working with animals specifically dogs ideally with a kennel and/or veterinary nursing experience and a genuine interest in dogs. Experience driving especially van driving is ideal.

Physically fit as you will be lifting dogs and dog crates onto vehicles.

Ability to provide flexible working within the day, mid and night shift, where necessary, on a rota basis.

You will need to be able to pass a DBS check.

This is a temp to perm position. A commercial vehicle, uniform is provided and based from the offices in Slough. Basic £12 per hour with shift bonus allowance once training is completed, salary will then increase to £14.30 per hour

Additional shift and performance allowance provided.

This role is immediately available. Unfortunately, we cannot accept candidates who have not got a full UK manual driving licence with 3+ years driving experience or who have allergic reactions to bites and stings (although this is avoided).

Apply Now! Interviews to be held on Thursday and Friday of this week!