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Equine Groom Apprentice Jack-Thomas Watson

JTW Horse Sales Ltd are looking to recruit an Apprentice to join their team, supporting in caring for the health and wellbeing of their horses. You will work towards a Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

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

    Monday - Saturday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Within the small team at our stables, you will be responsible, on a daily basis for:

  • Monitoring the environment of the horses
  • Checking their feed and water, ensuring it is fresh and clean
  • Clearing and mucking out of stables
  • Assisting in the daily exercising and health assessment of horses
  • Supporting with vets’ visits
  • Working alongside team members to helping out where and when required
  • Working outdoors in all weathers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Some experience of riding horses (preferred)
  • Some confidence in working with horses (preferred)

Personal qualities

  • Caring, friendly nature
  • Genuine interest in horses and their care and well being
  • Patience with others
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Ability to listen to and follow instruction
  • Recognition of the health and safety for being around large animals

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential to progress into full-time employment or progression onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Working outside in all weathers is an expectation of the job.

The animals require to be looked after all year round.

About the employer

A small company stabling, caring for and training horses within the equine industry.


Jack-Thomas Watson


Bog Hall Farm


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE19 2DL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northumberland College


Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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