Step 10 of the PW Hiring Process

You are currently viewing the 10th and final step of the hiring process at Pet World Lawrence.
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1. Learn more about our rehoming center
2. Apply online
3. Complete text interview
4. Complete phone interview
5. Complete video chat
6. Complete observation hours (unpaid shadowing)
7. Complete online orientation
8. Begin paid online training
9. Begin paid apprenticeship
10. Complete paid on-the-job training and officially join the team!

Apprentices train in three stages.

Level 1 is your first observation experience. For this first 60-90 minutes you do not clock in and do not actually do anything but observe. That first experience happens during your brief, unpaid internship in that area (what we call a zone) when you are merely shadowing to make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. You are only allowed one Level 1 observation per zone so make sure you pay close attention to what's going on so you can make an informed decision.

Level 2 begins with your first paid shift in a zone after observing. This is the beginning of your paid apprenticeship in that area. During your Level 2 shifts you clock in and are working in tandem with your trainer to learn and practice procedures. Each zone only allows a few Level 2 shifts before you're expected to demonstrate procedural mastery.

Level 3 is when you have proven you can work independently without a trainer. Your hourly wage increases with your level of independence and ability to no longer need a trainer. After you successfully complete a Level 3 shift in a zone with no assistance your trainer will sign off on your paid apprenticeship for that zone and you will become an official member of that team!