During the months of July and August, Young Kennel Club (YKC)
members aged 16-24 years will have the unique opportunity to get
hands-on experience by taking part in work experience placements at
the Kennel Club headquarters in London.
YKC members will be given the opportunity to experience a range
of roles in different departments at the Kennel Club including
health and breeder services, marketing and public relations,
events, canine activities and human resources.
Although these are unpaid roles, the experience is invaluable;
it aims to build confidence and offer real-world experience whilst
making good contacts for the future. Senior YKC members looking to
build a career in the dog world and who want to learn valuable
skills are encouraged to apply.
Jane Fullbrook, YKC Events Co-Ordinator said: "We're really
excited to offer work experience placements to our Senior YKC
members this summer. This is a fantastic opportunity for both YKC
members and the Kennel Club itself - not only do our members get
hands-on, real world experience and the opportunity to gain new
skills for their future, but the Kennel Club will also benefit from
a fresh perspective and mutual respect with the next generation of
dog show judges, competitors and managers."
All roles are based in the Kennel Club's Mayfair office for a
period of 1-2 weeks during July and August. Members must be 16
years or over and the Kennel Club will contribute towards travel
costs (within reasonable distance). To register an interest in
volunteering, please complete the form on the YKC website and a
member of the HR department at the Kennel Club will be in
The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd June
The opportunity is open to YKC members only. Anyone interested
but not yet a YKC member, should visit www.ykc.org.uk for more
information on joining.
For more information and to sign up to the work experience
programme, please visit this page.