Apprentice Stable Hand Lumb Brook Livery

An opportunity has arisen to join the team at Lumb Brook livery, you will be working with a very experienced team, learning new skills and developing yourself. You will cover general yard duties and also have an opportunity to ride given you have relevant experience. This is an exciting opportunity which we expect to fill soon.

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Closing date: 06 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

    36 Hours per week over 5 days (Tuesdays & Sundays Off)

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main activities of the job in full detail:


  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and caching horses
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Use of horse walker
  • Lunging if and when capable
  • Riding as above
  • Dealing with liveries
  • Dealing with young stock and competition horses
  • Preparing horses for sale
  • Preparing horses for competition
  • Feeding horses
  • General horse management including a knowledge of basic ailments
  • Assisting vet if required
  • Field management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Some experience and confidence working with horses is essential in this role.

Personal qualities

  • The successful candidate is required to be motivated, reliable and have some experience around horses.
  • We require a person who is confident around horses, is cheerful and willing to learn. 
  • Opportunities to ride for the more competent rider.
  • We require someone with transport.

Qualifications required

GCSES English and Maths or equivalent are desirable however not essential as Functional Skills are offered as part of the Apprenticeship Framework.

Future prospects

The candidate will have the opportunity to become a top class groom as we have a variety of horses on the yard from happy hackers to top dressage and jumping horses. Opportunities to travel to shows if interested in this aspect . Training will be given in the management of brood mares, foals , yearlings to the mature competition horse. A hard working, interested candidate will have the opportunity in the future to help in the management of the yard. Riding a possibility for the right candidate with training available from myself a BS coach.

Things to consider

We require someone who has access to private transport due to the location of this employment. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From October 1st 2016 The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Lumb brook Livery is a busy livery, sales, competition and training yard. Set in the heart of Cheshire countryside close to Macclesfield and South Manchester, Lumb Brook is the perfect home for your horse, British Horse Society (BHS) Approved, with hacking and farm rides, excellent competition facilities, and 25 years experience of horse care, competition and training at this family run livery yard.


Lumb Brook Livery


Woodford Lane



SK10 4LH

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Training provider

Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 2 apprenticeship. The employer will give guidance and support throughout.

The Framework of your apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in Math’s, English & ICT.

Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost. 

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College


Stephen Morris 01270 613221

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Closing date: 06 Sep 2017