AC78 – Animal Welfare and Science Advanced Apprentice

Hours: Working hours will be 37 per week based on a 5 day week rota to cover weekends and bank holidays

Salary: £7503.60 per annum (£3.90 per hour) paid in monthly installments. This is the National Apprenticeship rate of pay for apprentices if they are either aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.  Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) for their age if they are aged 19 or over and once they have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.  More information is also available on the government web site

Job Purpose: To support the day to day running of the animal resources, working with students and a range of animals from reptiles to livestock and small mammals and birds.

Vision: We are looking for a dedicated and motivated person who has an interest in working with animals and people, in an educational and commercial environment.  The person will have some animal knowledge and be willing to learn more about the welfare, husbandry and handling of a range of animals and be willing to learn supervisory skills for our students.

Status: Fixed term post for 18 months, or until completion of the apprenticeship, whichever is the earlier.

Job Description – AC78 – Animal Welfare and Science Advanced Apprentice

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Hassall on 01305 215210 during normal working hours.

Previous Applicants need not apply

The Closing Date for Applications is:       Friday 20 September 2019 at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date:                            TBC

To Apply:

Applicants for this position must complete both a College employment application form and a Work Based Learning application form.  CVs will not be accepted.

Please return the completed Application Form and Work Based Learning application form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

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For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing

You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.

Please ensure you read our GDPR Candidate Privacy Notice to understand how your data is processed. This can be found on the College’s Website under “Work for Us” or you can request a copy by emailing

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).

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