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Animal Care Services Occupation n.e.c.

Workers in this unit group care for animals held in kennels, stables, zoos and similar establishments, provide specialised training, grooming, clipping and trimming services for animals, and searches for and captures stray or nuisance dogs in public areas and perform a variety of animal care tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 613: Animal Care and Control Services.

Tasks

  • Patrols public areas to search for and capture stray or nuisance dogs, and transports captured animals to kennels.
  • Meets prospective owners and advises on animal selection and animal care.
  • Checks animals for illness, treats minor ailments or calls for vet if further treatment is required.
  • Houses, feeds, exercises, trains, grooms horses, dogs and other animals in preparation for entry to shows, races and other events.
  • Cleans animals.
  • Feeds, washes, grooms, trims and exercises animals.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£14,961

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for animal care services occupation n.e.c. is £14,961

1,944 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,944. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for animal care services occupation n.e.c. roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £14,961 per year. That is about £1,247 per month or £7.67 per hour. New workers generally start on £6,000, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,830

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,944 people are employed in the region.

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