Employer Opportunities

Currently hiring or planning for future growth? Do you find it difficult to hire or keep competent and dependable pet groomers?  Would you like to have a steady flow of personable, skilled and hardworking employees?

At The Academy of Pet Careers (APC), we understand the difficulties of hiring quality, dependable staff, so we have developed specific employer opportunities to help ease the process. All of our graduates are highly sought after by facilities around the Midwest. The APC has been educating pet professionals since 1993, and all of our instruction is hands-on in a real working environment

Upon graduation, each of our students will have experience in:

  • Grooming and/or training pets in a professional working environment
  • Effectively perform tasks at the pace of an experienced professional
  • Face-to-face interactions with clients

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Option 1: Send Us Your Untrained Employees

Often times companies have a great employee but they are lacking in the technical skills needed to become a trainer or groomer. Send them to the APC and we can offer them many flexible options to quickly become a professional. In many cases, the employee can go to school part-time and continue their employment while classes are being taken. Tuition for employers can even be discounted if they help fund their employee’s education.

Option 2: Donate a Scholarship

If you don’t have any employees lined up, don’t worry, we have you covered. We have created a system of matching students in need of funding with employers in need of help. By donating a scholarship, you will have your pick of prospects before anyone else. The APC works with you by matching a percentage of your donation so all of our programs will come to you at a discount.

Option 3: Externship Opportunities (Grooming Only)

Each one of our grooming students is required to do an externship before they graduate. These externships are short, unpaid, working experiences designed to give the student a taste of your facility. We only offer this opportunity to a limited number of local grooming salons and if chosen you will have first crack at every student that graduates our grooming school.

Option 4: Job Posting

This is our most common option, which includes advertising your job opening to all of our current and past graduating students for a monthly fee. Your ad will appear on our school job board as well as in our monthly alumni newsletter.