Kickstart Recruitment Administrator (Vet Group)

Ref: 2397


Hours: Part-time

Contracted Hours: 25

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services.  Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world.


This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted in the top 10 Great Places to Work (Best Large Workplaces) awards 2018. We have over 450 stores and over 310 Groom Rooms and are the UK's number one pet retailer. Our Vet Group has 440 practices throughout the UK and our ambition is to be the best vet group in the world.  Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours.


Working in a friendly, supportive team within our vet business this role offers the opportunity to develop your organisational and administrative skills and provides the opportunity to learn about in-house recruitment and resourcing functions.


We’re looking for someone with great organisational skills who is a natural ‘people person’. Someone with an interest in helping us find the perfect new colleagues for our roles and who has a good eye for detail.  This role is suitable for someone who has a desire to provide great customer and candidate service.


The main responsibilities for this role will be:


  • Provide a range of administrative support such as processing documentation and updating databases
  • Learn about, and assist with, all aspects of the full recruitment cycle
  • Help with organising interviews and issuing correspondence
  • Deliver an excellent customer and candidate experience
  • Learn and work with an Application Tracking System (ATS)


Familiarity with basic IT packages is required and a desire to provide great customer and candidate service previous administrative and/or customer service experience would be an advantage but an interest in recruitment and a willingness to learn are more important.


What makes our Pets at Home Kickstart placements so special?


During your 6-month Kickstart placement you’ll get best in class employability support with our partners The Prince’s Trust and your own in-store fully trained mentor who will be there to help and support you as you get hands-on with the role. You’ll also get the opportunity to attend a variety of different workshops that will help you grow your career. During your 6 month Kickstart placement you’ll also undertake industry leading training that will give you the skills and knowledge to enable you to provide our customers with service that reflects our goals of being the ‘Best Pet Care Business in the World’.


The candidate we are looking for is:

  • Passionate about delivering great service?
  • Flexible to work a minimum of 25 hours per week


To apply, please click the link below.


Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.


*If you haven't heard back from us within 2 weeks, please assume that unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful*


To be eligible for the Kickstart programme you will also need to be:


  • Aged 16-24 yrs when starting your Kickstart placement
  • Unemployed and receiving Universal Credit
  • Referred by your Jobcentre Work Coach
  • Be available to work for 25+ hours
  • Be able to undertake a 6-month training programme


Pets At Home will only recruit individuals who have passed the school leaver’s age. To find out the school leavers age for your country please visit the following link;


If you have any questions about the role please email


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 14-07-2021

Expiry Date: 02-09-2021