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Apprenticeship in Horse Care - Equine Groom Darren Fretwell

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: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    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 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001705659

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include all aspects of horse care, such as:

  • 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 www.stubbingcourttraining.com


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 a level of fitness is required.

 

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

 

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for Apprentices will be £4.30 per hour from 1 April 2021. 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 Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.  The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

 

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

 

World class training and online 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 www.stubbingcourttraining.com

 

 


About the employer

At the heart of this equestrian centre sits a start-of-the-art, purpose-built stable block to accommodate 20 horses or ponies on full livery, a 60 x 40 all-weather arena with a wax fibre silica sand surface. A new 35 x 70 indoor arena is currently under construction. The parkland is all set in beautiful post and rail fencing, offering safe-grazing for all liveries. 20 acres of the land will be set aside for a BE standard cross-country course which is currently being designed and will be ready later in the year.

Employer

Darren Fretwell

Address

Golden Valley Equestrian Centre

Coach Road, Golden Valley

Alfreton

DE55 4ES

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Training

Training provider

STUBBING COURT TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Kelly Salt 01246 566193

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, www.stubbingcourttraining.com 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: 30 Sep 2021