Bather / Groomer Trainee
Posted on: May 14, 2022
YOUR GROOMING CAREER:Start your career in grooming as a Groomer
Trainee! As a Groomer Trainee in our Grooming Salon, you'll have
the opportunity to build personal relationships with your clients
each time they visit and truly become a part of their family.
You'll get to know their pets' styles and personalities to create a
customized, stylish experience just for them! From that first
shampoo to that final strut home, you'll take pride in the services
you provide!GROOMED FOR GREATNESS:You bring the passion and we'll
bring the training. Petsmart offers a free, paid training program
that will set you up for success.
- Stage 1- Pet Stylist Apprentice: Jump start your education by
getting hands-on experience with our pets. These pets become our
own pets while they are in our care, so our number one priority is
to get safety certified. Under the guidance of the salon leader,
you'll begin your training as a bather and learn about different
dog breeds and styling. You'll help to get the dogs comfortable in
our salon and spend time bathing them, trimming their nails and
providing support to groomers throughout the pet's stay.
- Stage 2- Grooming Academy: After getting some experience under
your belt (well, smock!), you'll attend our free, paid Grooming
Academy! This exclusive, 4-week program is valued at over $6000!
You'll have 4 weeks in a classroom environment, gaining insights
from our experienced Academy Trainers. You'll dive in deeper into
breed styling, caring for different dog breeds, and get comfortable
with tools and clippers. As an added bonus, at graduation, you'll
receive a free tool kit worth over $600!
- Stage 3-Groomer Trainee: You'll put your brand-new education
and fancy new tool kit to work when you head back to our salon.
With the leadership and oversight of experienced groomers, you'll
begin to groom all different breeds and sizes of dogs. We have a
target of 200 dogs to ensure you get the experience and diversity
- Stage 4-Pet Stylist in Training: Now it's time for you to
really hone your skill set. You'll build relationships with your
own clients, advise on styles, suggest new services and share in
the joy that comes with a client picking up their freshly coiffed
pet. It's the best thing in the world, well, that free tool kit is
pretty great, too!THE WARM AND FUZZIES:We've highlighted job
responsibilities and programs as best as we could above-but the
best parts of working at PetSmart can't be fully described in the
- It's the pride of the giving Mickey a makeover in our salons
watching him strut his stuff on the way out. Paws off, ladies, he's
- It's the excitement of Walter's wagging tail during his bath or
Sadie's smile after her teeth are cleaned.
- It's the gussying up of Gizmo for this year's holiday
photoshoot. (Fun fact: many of our groomers receive holiday cards
from their clients!)
- It's the little things we do that add up to really big things
that pets need.Working at PetSmart is not a job, it's a community
of those who work together for the love of pets.Apply now to
experience a career that loves you back.
This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It
is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You
will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual
position you are hired in to.PetSmart is an equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other
characteristic protected by federal, provincial or local
law.Applicants must be over the age of 18 (except in Montana or
where otherwise required by local or state law)For applicants in
our Waterloo, San Francisco, or Los Angeles locations: Pursuant to
the Waterloo and San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, as well as
the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, we will consider
for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction
records in a manner consistent with the law
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