Horse Care Apprentice Gingerland Livery Services
Gingerland Livery Ltd is looking for a dynamic and reliable apprentice to join their livery, breaking, schooling and hunting yard. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work within the equine industry and who has a real passion for this industry.
Closing date: 06 Nov 2017
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).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
12 Nov 2017
18 Sep 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
- Groom – working under direction
- Mucking out
- Handling, eg grooming, leading horses in and out from field
- Riding to a high standard. You will have regular lessons to support your development
- Improving young and inexperienced horses
- Helping to break horses
- General stable duties
- Cleaning tack
- Escorting liveries hacking out, helping to give confidence
- Being polite and helpful to clients
- Clipping, turn out to a high standard
- Record keeping eg. Vet and farrier records
- Daily routine - Start 8am
- Read the board for instructions
- Turn out / bring horses in
- Ride out / school / lunge / work horses
- Brush yard
- Clean tack
- Groom up
- Bring horses in
Requirements and prospects
- Existing experience working or volunteering with horses / the equestrian industry is ESSENTIAL.
- You must have an active interest to work within the industry.
Gingerlands Livery Ltd are looking for a reliable, conscientious, efficient person who has a good sense of humour. As you will be working as part of a small team, being a good team member is important. As is getting on with people, we have a varied client base. Your riding and standard of work should be high, as should your regard to health and safety.
It is essential that candidates are punctual and dependable, as the daily schedule is based around the needs of the animals.
The role will require:
- Some physical strength and character
- Able to use own initiative
- Problem solving abilitiies
- Good at teamwork
Candiates should want to get on. Be conscientious - but above all must love riding and caring for horses!
A proactive approach is needed, having confidence to work alongside others and being able to work on your own initiative.
You will be given lots of support, encouragement and motivation to achieve your goals and achieve targets set for your apprenticeship.
5 GCSEs at grade C or above - including 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 licence is helpful, but is not essential, as long as you are able to get to and from the employer’s base reliably (for an 8.00am start).
Things to consider
About the employer
The Apprentice will train on the job, learning from experienced operatives.
In addition the Apprentice will work towards the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine.
This qualification contains
- The Work Based Diploma in Equine Level 2
- Functional Skills in Maths and English
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
Additional training by separate arrangement.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bicton College
Recruitment Team 0845 609 95 99
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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017