Level 2 Horse Care Apprentice West Wantley Stud

A busy horse care role to include learning about breeding, dressage and jump training, shows and show prep, horse care, and stable management, foaling down. This position can be open to rider or non-rider.

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Closing date: 06 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

    8.30am - 4.30pm, 1 hour for lunch Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 12.30pm Fridays 4pm - 7pm Saturdays Sunday off tea breaks and time for training included.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working alongside others at the stables, you will be asked to join in all the usual stable activities from, turning out, mucking out, preparing for the horse walker, grooming, show preparation, handling stallions and youngstock, helping livery clients with their horses. If you are arider then there would be riding on some of our own experienced jumpers and dressage horses to include hacking. Other aspects being foaling and Artificial Insemination.

It's a full on but rewarding role where you are part of a very tight team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Riding (huge benefit but not essential)

Good, recent horse handling experience is needed for this role.

Stable management skills

Personal qualities

  • Common sense
  • Sense of humor and a caring nature

Qualifications required

GCSEs in Maths and English desired. 

Future prospects

The possibility to compete at either dressage or jumping. Also to train for yard manager position.

Things to consider

We are on a limited bus route but could offer accommodation to the right candidate. Possibility for own horse also. The job is demanding and tiring but incredibly rewarding. A must have is decent footware and a decent riding hat even if not riding as you will be handling youngstock. Important Other Information Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £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 wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.

About the employer

We are a small, friendly stud and livery stables who breed sports horse for all disciplines, but our main focus being dressage and jumping. The position we have available will cover all aspects of horse care, Stallion handling, breeding, foaling, some riding, show preparation and so much more!


West Wantley Stud


1 West Wantley Cottages

Fryern Road


RH20 4BJ

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Training provider

Full training will be provided throughout the Level 2 Horse Care apprenticeship.

Full support and training will be provided for any Functional Skills required. 

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by KEITS Training Services Ltd


Rosalind South 07833 051 434 recruit@keits.co.uk

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017