We will accept recruitment applications from candidates without formal training such (NASDU Level 2 or equivalent) – though those without prior suitable training will be required to attain the necessary qualification through attendance of our recommended training programmes:
Professional Working Dog Handler Qualification Course – at Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Chesire
NASDU General Purpose Canine Handler Level 2 course – at Malpeet K9 Academy in Brigend, South Wales
Course dates and costs are available to view via the links above (please note – we are in the process of finalising the costs for the 2017 courses at Reaseheath College)
You will be required to fund your own course placement but funding support is available:
For the Professional Working Dog Handler Qualification – you can apply for funding through Advanced Learning Loan Scheme
For the NASDU General Purpose Canine Handler Level 2 Course – funding support is available for ex-military personnel through the
To commence work as a General Purpose Dog Handler – you will be required to hold a valid SIA Licence. If you do not currently hold a valid SIA licence – we have a partner organisation who can provide the training necessary for you to complete in order to successfully apply for a licence.
Candidates who successfully complete our course will receive an external accreditation at Level 3 from the Open College Network (Reaseheath) or NASDU Level 2 accreditation (Malpeet K9) and will be guaranteed an interview to explore employment opportunities within our company.
If you are successful in gaining employment with us, our Canine Team will work to support you through continuous training, advice and equipment support; and you will be provided with a number of training shifts on GSS sites (some accompanied) until ready to commence full-time deployment. We can also offer advice on buying a canine (also ask if we have any available for loan or sale) as owning your own suitable canine is another pre-requisite of employment in this field.
General Purpose Dog Handlers can then go on to realistically earn between £24k-£30k per year.
For more information on our training course options please contact firstname.lastname@example.org