Applying for a canine partner

We are inviting applications for a limited time in January 2020 to mainland England, Scotland and Wales.

First stage applications will be received in two short opening times only:

  • 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 10am to 12pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020

First stage applications should only be emailed to: firststageapplications@caninepartners.org.uk

Applications will not be accepted to any other Canine Partner email address.

As there are only a limited number of places available to go through to the final waiting list, an independent computer programme will select a set number of eligible applicants at random, who will then be invited to the second stage of the application process.

All first stage applications received to the first stage application email address during the above opening times will receive a reply regarding the result of their application status by Tuesday 4 February 2020.

Please remember to check your junk and spam folders.

Information you will need to provide to make a first stage application for a canine partner:

To make a first stage application for a canine partner, you will need to provide the following information to the dedicated email address firststageapplications@caninepartners.org.uk during the opening times above:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • First half of postcode
  • Contact telephone number
  • Confirmation that you have read the accompanying documents
  • Which Applicant Discovery Days you can attend if successful (you may select more than one date)

First stage applications should only be emailed to: firststageapplications@caninepartners.org.uk

NOTE: You must submit your first stage application to the above email between 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020 or from 10am to 12pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020. Any applications received to other email addresses or outside of the opening times will not be considered

No access to email?

If you would like to apply but you are unable to do so by email, call the Applications Department on 01530 225942 or 01730 716042 before the first stage application window opens and they will work with you to find another option.

Understanding the application process

1) Eligibility Criteria

  • Check your eligibility to apply. If you are unsure if you are eligible, call the Applications Department on 01730 716042 before the first stage application windows open

2) Applicant Guide

  • All you need to know about being a partner

3) Discovery Day

  • Check that you will be able to attend at least one of the following mandatory  Applicant Discovery Days:
    • Friday 14 February 2020 (Southern Training Centre, West Sussex)
    • Saturday 15 February 2020 (Southern Training Centre, West Sussex)
    • Thursday 20 February 2020 (Midlands Training Centre, Leicestershire)
    • Friday 21 February 2020 (Midlands Training Centre, Leicestershire)
    • Saturday 22 February 2020 (Midlands Training Centre, Leicestershire)

4) Applicant Process Flowchart

  • The stages of the application and assessment process.

If you have any queries on how to apply for a canine partner prior to the opening dates and times, please contact the Applications Team on either applicationsenquiries@caninepartners.org.uk or 01530 225942 or 01730 716042.

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