Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green needs you!

Rescue centre offers animal course to enthusiasts

THE Mayhew Animal Home is urging anyone who is considering working with animals to consider enrolling on their training course.

The charity, which is based in Tremar Gardens, Kensal Green, has joined forces with The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) to offer a QCF qualification in Animal Care.

They are looking for passionate, motivated people, who want to make a change in 2011 working in animal welfare –and also aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to roll their sleeves up and get studying.

The course is open to school-leavers, university graduates and people with an existing career under their belt but who wish to re-train and qualify to work with animals full-time.

The course is a unique opportunity for anyone who has been considering a career in animal welfare as the course provides a vital stepping stone to careers in the sector and candidates have gone on to careers in veterinary nursing, kennel care and setting up their own dog-walking businesses.

Students get to train onsite at the Mayhew and learn how to care for the dogs, cats and rabbits here.

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They will also spend time in the centre’s veterinary clinic.

One successful graduate gave up a 14-year-long career in the Government to entire the world of animal welfare.

Eric Hugenberg, 40, spent 14 months studying and passed the course with flying colours.

Such was his dedication that he won a CAW personal achievement award in recognition of his outstanding course work and difference made to his student group.

He said: “I started the course hoping to get a good grounding in animal care and to find out whether this is indeed the kind of work I want to do.

“The course has exceeded my expectations, I have learned so much and I am lucky to now be working for The Mayhew.”

The deadline for applications is 31 January, 2011.

For more information and to download an application form visit