How we can turn your passion for pets into a career

Pet ownership has increased over lockdown by over 10%, with dogs being taken on more than any other animal.

As more people than ever before take pride in owning their perfect pooch, dog groomers are seeing bookings increase significantly across North East Lincolnshire.

Now is the paw-fect time

Statistics revealed a huge 3.2m households adopted a pet during the course of the pandemic. This spike has described as “unprecedented” by experts at the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.

The increase in ownership means the demand for dog groomers has hit an all-time high, with many businesses working all hours to cater for their expanded list of clients. So now is the perfect time to set out on a career working with animals and our Animal Care pathway provides that perfect introduction for 14-16-year-olds.

What we offer

Our specialist pathway perfectly balances the theory of animal development and their care requirements with hands-on experience. Learners benefit from working with a variety of animals at our specialist facilities.

You can find out more over on our Animal Care pathway page.

Matthew Holness – Deputy Principal

“A career in caring for animals is up there among the most rewarding. Locally and nationally, there’s been a surge in people pounding the pavements with their faithful friends and, from our links with local groomers and veterinary practices, we know there to have been an increase in demand.

“Our wide-ranging, enriching and rewarding pathway sets up learners with significant opportunities to work with a range of companion, exotic and farm livestock species in specialist facilities.

“This pathway provides learners with the best start to further and higher education in animal management. It also enhances their employment opportunities. It’s the ideal springboard to move into all sorts of animal-based careers. From working in zoos and safari parks, to veterinary nursing, dog grooming and animal behaviour – we cover it all!

“If any current Year 9 or Year 10 students – or their parents or guardians – are interested in finding out more, please do get in touch to arrange a tour.”

Get in touch

Telephone: 01472 311231
Email: [email protected]