Apprenticeship in Horse Care at Francis Farm Christopher Houghton

Francis Farm Private Livery Yard in Formby are looking for the right candidate to join the team.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    35 hours per week, on a rota basis. Total hours per week: 35.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    23 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprenticeship Vacancy in Horse Care Level 2 at Francis Farm Private Livery, Lord Sefton Way
Formby- L37 5AQ are looking for the right candidate to join their team.

Ideally you must have previous equine experience and willing to work towards a qualification in Horse Care.

You will be asked to work a minimum of 30 hours per week and must be willing to work weekends, as well as bank holidays.

Duties will include:

  • Mucking out.
  • Feeding of the horses.
  • Grooming.
  • Rugging up.
  • Turning out.
  • Riding horses under supervision.
  • General day to day cleanliness and duties of the yard.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience of horses is essential.
  • Good communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • To work well in a team.
  • Excellent timekeeping is a must.

Qualifications required

  • No specific academic qualifications needed but a good general knowledge of horses is required.

Future prospects

Possible progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management.

Things to consider

This vacancy requires working outside. Unsocial hours are a part of working with any kind of animal and horses are no exception. You will be required to work weekends and also Bank Holidays.

About the employer

Francis Farm is a private fully livery yard.


Christopher Houghton


128 Lord Sefton Way


L37 5AQ

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Training provider

  • This role is mainly work based but you will be asked to come to college in St Helens once per month for theory classes covering aspects of Horse care and management.
  • You will have reviews every 8 weeks from your mentor to discuss portfolio work.
  • You will receive a Level 2 in Horse Care NVQ.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lite Limited


Helen Dowell

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017