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Apprenticeship in Horse Care - Equine Groom Matthew Earith

Day to day horse care including the general care and condition of the horses, preparing them for competition or riding.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    30 hours per week to be arranged with the employer

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Vacancy Description

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming
  • Plaiting
  • Lungeing
  • Health care
  • Travelling
  • Feeding
  • Grooming at competitions / riding

Joining an SCT Apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment. To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends, We do everything we can to help you achieve, but we also expect some things from you, to:

  • Always try your best
  • Be reliable at all times
  • Attend work and off-the-job training punctually and reliably
  • Be polite, tidy and cheerful
  • Complete the work set out in your Action Plans by the target date
  • Follow instructions
  • Work safely
  • Always ask if you are not sure about anything

Please see the website for more information

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • It would be advantageous to have some previous experience with horses

Personal qualities

  • To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you need to be hard working, reliable, punctual and able to work outdoors in all weathers and often at weekends

Desired qualifications

  • No formal qualifications required

Future prospects

  • Progression to Advanced Apprenticeship

Things to consider

You will be working outside and often at weekends. 

Working with horses can be physically demanding so please take this into consideration.

The hours of work will be agreed with the employer and the weekly pay will be in accordance with the hours worked. You may be asked to start early e.g. 7.00am or finish late e.g. 7.00pm and some weekend work being involved, but this will be agreed with the employer.

World class training and on-line learning available for all apprentices.

International level yards in show jumping, eventing and dressage.

SCT works throughout the East Midlands and Yorkshire, with employers in riding schools, livery yards, competition yards up to international level.

Please apply through the Stubbing Court Training Ltd website

About the employer

Eventing & Schooling stables.

Matt originally born in Derbyshire is now based at his new yard in Deene, Northamptonshire. Coming from a horsey background with both his mum and uncle having showjumped at top level, he first sat on a horse aged 2 and has never looked back. From Pony club and having spent his early years in the ring showing ponies and then onto horses. He then rode Racehorses for a few months but decided he wanted to give eventing a go and that’s where it all began!

Since then Matt has gained various qualifications and awards and worked for and learnt from some of the best riders in the world including Piggy French and Gemma Tattersall and puts everything he has learnt into the day to day running of the yard and care of the horses. His new yard boasts the very best of facilities and offers an exceptional professional service for each individual client.

Matt a qualified UKCC Level 2 coach also teaches all levels and abilities of horse and rider from his yard, or can travel to you. He is always looking for new owners and talented horses to join the team.

Matt takes horses and ponies to break, school and sell - please see relevant pages for more details. Matt trains with Caroline Moore for Jumping and Wade Barley for flatwork.

Matt has enjoyed success with wins and consistent placings from BE90 to Intermediate level on a variety of horses. He has won the Scottish Championships and has also produced a number of horses to the young horse championships and BYEH final.

Combining his competition riding with running his busy and successful training and sales yard. Matt has firmly got his foot in the door now and with the continued support of his team and owners is a very exciting talent to watch.


Matthew Earith



NN17 3EJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stubbing Court Training Limited


Kelly Salt 01246 566193

  • Level 2 Equine Groom
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the vacancy. Please could you now look on the information on our web site, Please go to the Apply Online section and print off the Apprentice Agreement and our Application form, and return as soon as possible to SCT. We will telephone you within 5 working days of receipt. Thank you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2022