Equine Apprentice Well Park Sports Horses

Well Park Sports Horses have an amazing apprenticeship opportunity to join a renowned competition and sports horse breeding establishment based near Launceston. If you are passionate about working with horses and want to develop a successful career in this area please apply!

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £130.00

  • Working week

    The shift will be allocated out on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001299707

  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of horse schooling and will give you plenty of practical time to work with horses.  You will have the opportunity to handle and ride a wide range of ponies and horses, as well as develop the ability to compete at dressage, show jumping and horse trials.

You will be able to be involved with foal mares and foals from birth.

Our client requires an apprentice who is willing to carry out a wide range of work, ranging from:

• Mucking out
• Feeding
• Handling all ages of horses from foals to maturity
• Breaking
• Riding
• Learning about breeding

Anyone who loves horses will find the job incredibly fulfilling on a yard that treats their horses like royalty. The horses always come first!


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• The absolute key skill is for the candidate to be confident around horses of all types.
• The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work in all types of weather.
• Accept routine work as well as the excitement of handling novice horses.
• Work within the strict safety guidelines provided.
• Be able to interact with clients and the rest of the team.

Personal qualities

  • Must be able to use your own initiative
  • Be a problem solver
  • Able to work alone
  • Proactive
  • Diligent
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Have physical strength
  • Be a good team worker
  • Organised
  • Have a sense of humour.

Qualifications required

2 GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade D or above (or equivalent) are essential – however, applicants with relevant prior experience but without the stated qualifications may be considered, though must be prepared to work towards their level 1 functional skills qualifications.

A driving license and own transport is extremely helpful, due to the rural location of the workplace. It is not essential, as long as you are able to get to and from the employer reliably and access Duchy College Stoke Climsland for your training.

Future prospects

There will be a long term ability to become an integral member of the team.

Things to consider

The work is physically hard and largely outdoors in all weathers conditions, throughout the year. The hours are varied depending on the balance of work in the yard at any one time. Generally a job once started needs to be finished. 37 hours is the minimum contract offered. The rota will vary week by week, but will include afternoon/evening and regular weekend working. The job is in the country and the ability to get to site at varying times of day without the reliance on public service transport is essential. There is no accommodation provided by this employer. This position is available for an immediate start. The vacancy may therefore close swiftly IF a suitable candidate is found. All published dates can therefore be flexible and will be dependent on suitable candidates coming forward and registering appropriate interest. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Wellpark Sports Horses is a livery stables based to the west of Launceston, Cornwall just off the A30 and the A395. It is run by Georgie and Sharon Dudden and has 40 acres of grass paddocks and stabling. It provides all types of livery – full, DIY, grass and holiday or any required combination, as well as schooling and breaking services for young and established horses. There is also a focus on event horses and developing happy hackers and hunters. The yard breeds from three to five mares each year. Georgie Dudden is an experienced event and dressage competitor, who has a wide range of clients for whom he rides as well as breaking and schooling their horses. Sharon Dudden has been breeding top quality sports horses for many years and these are prepared for onward sale as competition horses.

Employer

Well Park Sports Horses

Address

Shepherds Barn

Launceston

PL15 7SZ

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Training provider

The Apprentice will train on the job, learning from experienced operatives. In addition the Apprentice will attend Duchy College Stoke Climsland one day a fortnight to achieve the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine. This qualification contains the Work Based Diploma in Equine Level 2, Functional Skills in Mathematics and English, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Equine

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College

Contact

Recruitment Team 0845 609 95 99


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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017