Whatever your experience or career goals, we have an apprenticeship to help you start your career within the animal care industry.


We strive to deliver quality, hands-on training to young people and adults, giving them a strong foundation for a rewarding career. We work with a wide array of employers across England and Wales from dog groomers to rescue centres, zoos and falconries – simply click here to view our current vacancies.

We’re able to offer animal care apprenticeships to suit your skill level and career interests and aspirations, plus we can help you secure the ideal role. If you would like to discuss an apprenticeship or are simply unsure which apprenticeship would fit your experience or goals just contact our friendly team.

We are committed to helping you complete your apprenticeship, in addition to the expert and highly skilled staff who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship we also offer a number of great additional benefits – click here for more information.


  • Animal Care and Welfare Assistant - Level 2

    Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as kennels and catteries, laboratories, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets and in the transportation of animals.

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  • Dog Grooming Apprenticeships and Courses

    Whether you are at the start of your career as a dog groomer or looking to gain formal accreditation for years of experience, Haddon Training is pleased to be able to help you take the next steps.

    We run a dog grooming apprenticeship, please click here to view the full details.

    If you are not eligible for an apprenticeship we also run courses which are awarded by The City and Guilds London Institute, and are recognised by the dog grooming industry, the Pet Industry Federation and the British Dog Groomers Association.

    Please click here for full details or apply today.

    You can always contact our team if you would like to discuss available options.

  • Keeper and Aquarist - Level 3

    The Keeper and Aquarist apprenticeship offers people the opportunity to pursue a career looking after a wide range of animals or freshwater and marine life, whilst also gaining the skills and knowledge needed to help make a difference to the research and conservation of them.

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  • Learning and Skills Mentor - Level 4

    Mentoring is the foundation of all work-based learning, but this is the first time that it has been recognised as a role and qualification. Learning Mentors (LM) support learners of all ages and levels, helping them develop in their new work role, e.g learners maybe, apprentices or trainees, ranging from new starters to CEOs.

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As an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’ training provider, we always deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications in both England and Wales and have been since 1997. With our help, you’ll be able to find an apprenticeship that best suits you.