Apprentice Groom Filo Horses

Opportunity to develop knowledge and skills for enthusiastic, committed apprentices, working alongside our current team, handling and caring for liveries, competition horses and youngsters. High standards and attention to detail will be expected, to maintain the reputation we are proud of.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 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

    45 hours over 5 days per week, including either Saturday or Sunday. 7.30-5.30 with unpaid midday break. Regular working days by agreement with each individual staff member.

    Total hours per week: 45.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Preparing feeds, feeding and watering
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Assisting on site vet, farrier or therapists
  • Lunging/long reining
  • Show preparation
  • First aid
  • Riding

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Previous horse handling and riding experience

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Commitment to high standards of horse welfare
  • Desire to learn


Qualifications required

None required

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress to Advanced Apprenticeship in second year. Potential for permanent position for suitable candidate.

Things to consider

Work in all weathers. Accommodation may be available, but consider how you could get to work on a daily basis, own transport is a bonus

About the employer

Filo Horses is a friendly livery / competition yard based in Liddington near Swindon. We offer various types of livery tailored to individual needs. Filo Horses moved the current location over 2 years ago and is now home to 32 horses. There are 26 large ventilated boxes, housed in a covered barn, 2 heated tack rooms, 2 wash boxes, kitchen, rug room these are among the many facilities that make this place second home for many of the liveries


Filo Horses


Medbourne Farm

Medbourne Lane



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Training provider

  • City & Guilds Diploma Level 2 in Work Based Horse Care
  • City & Guild Functional Skills English Level 2
  • City & Guild Functional Skills math Level 2
  • 1st 4Sport Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Summerhouse Education & Equestrian Centre


Irma Sutton

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017