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Current Vacancies

Please see the listing below for details of our current vacancies.


MATTERSEY DONCASTER - Animal Care technician - Animal Hotel

Main duties to include: Ensuring animals are kept clean, including cleaning pens, trays, fields, bowls and utensils, and cleaning of office and reception and walkways. Feeding, walking, handling and safe moving, monitoring behaviour and condition, grooming, shampooing and drying animal. Basic office and admin duties, dealing with clients on reception. 

You must be comfortable in a remote setting. Due to the location, you need to be able to get to and from the Animal Hotel.

Duration : 20 weeks  

Bursary £7.00 per day

For details of traineeships, please click on the Traineeship link above

To apply or for further information, please contact Charlotte Browne on 01332 794910         



You can view the full details of these vacancies by clicking on the vacancy title.

To apply for any of these vacancies, you will need to register with the National Apprenticeship website.

Please contact Sue Kelly on 01332 794910 for further details

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Animal care apprentice (Kennel Hand) Hours of work Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm (1 hour lunchbreak). Driving licence and own transport required. Must be confident in dealing with all aspects of dog care. If you would like more information please contact the Business Development Team at DART on 01332 794910.

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Courses not listed on the upcoming courses sheet and run on a supply and demand basis. We operate a waiting list and when we have enough candidates for a course, dates are set. We can give you a quote on providing a course with less candidates.

We also offer Bespoke training courses for which you will receive a DART Certificate, this will be tailored to your needs. We can give you a quote on this if you let us know your requirements.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list or you have a query, please email us at or call us on 01332 794910 (option 2)

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June 2016      
Pesticides PA1 13th June 13th June £150
Pesticides PA6 14th June 15th June £300
PA1 & PA6 Combined  13th & 14th June 13th & 15th June £395
Asbestos Awareness Category A - UKATA  22nd June 22nd June £55
Pesticides PA1 27th June 27th June £150
Pesticides PA6 28th June 29th June £300
PA1 & PA6 Combined  27th & 28th June 27th & 29th June £395
ROLO 30th June 30th June £100
July 2016      
Grandfather Rights - Unit 051 + 1 1st July 4th or 5th July £300
CS38 Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th July 20th or 21st July £580
CS39 Chainsaw from Rope & Harness 18th & 19th July 20th & 21st July £440
CS38 & CS39 Combined 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th & 19th July 20th or 21st July £895
CS30 Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting 19th & 20th July 26th or 27th July £385
CS31 Chainsaw - Felling Small Trees 21st & 22nd July 26th or 27th July £345
CS30 & CS31 Combined 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd July 26th or 27th July £714
Grandfather Rights - Unit 051 + 1 25th July 26th or 27th July £300
Pesticides PA1 18th July 18th July £150
Pesticides PA6 19th July 27th July £300
PA1 & PA6 Combined  18th & 19th July 18th & 27th July £395
PA2 27th July 28th & 29th July £300

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