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Recruitment Open Day

Petmania Grooming Studios Open Recruitment Day

Sunday 17th of June 1pm to 5pm

Petmania Portlaoise, Portlaoise Retail Park, Timahoe Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Interested in a Career in Dog Grooming? 

Join us for our Career Open Day at Petmania Portlaoise meet with our Recruitment Manager, and find out more about the positions available at Petmania Grooming Studios.


  • Experienced, Qualified Dog Groomers for immediate vacancies in Portlaoise, Carlow and Tullamore.


Potential candidates for the following roles, which are currently available, or which may become available Nationwide as:

  • Experienced Dog Groomers: If you have a minimum QQI Qualification in Dog Grooming and at least two year’s practical work experience, positions are available for an immediate start 
  • Inexperienced Qualified Groomers: with no practical experience: if you have a minimum QQI Qualification in Dog Grooming, but have yet to gain practical experience, enter into our Grooming Academy as a Trainee Groomer
  • Groomer’s Assistants: For those with a QQI in Animal Care, positions are available for entry into our Grooming Academy as a Groomer’s Assistant 
  • Pet Care Advisors: Find out about our career path to Dog Grooming via Pet Care Advisor Positions for those unqualified, interested parties


  • Meet with our Recruitment Manager and Grooming Trainer for an informal expression of interest
  • Witness a demonstration grooming techniques and the grooming process with our Grooming Trainer and Professional Dog Groomer
  • Speak with our Grooming Trainer and Professional Dog Groomer about what the role entails


Petmania Grooming Studios is currently the largest and most successful grooming business in the country and boasts some of the most talented and committed Groomers available. All our studios are members of the IPDGA Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association and we groom on average 25,000 dogs per year. 

New members to our team can expect job security, paid holidays, generous hourly rates, bonuses and staff discounts, as well as high level training through the Petmania Grooming Academy.


Set up to give focused one-on-one training to talented individuals who wanted to work within our Grooming Studios. Ideally suited to students with a QQI Level 5 who require more intensive training to improve skills and confidence, and gain experience in a busy grooming environment. 

Both our trainers are hugely experienced in their fields and passionate about passing on the skills required to become a skilled groomer. 

Participants also receive training in:
  • Canine First Responder
  • Customer Service and in-house CRM
  • Complaint Handling
  • Sales Skills


  • Copy of your up-to-date CV
  • Copy of your Qualifications
  • Portfolio shots that you have showcasing your work as a Dog Groomer

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