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The apprentice will join our friendly team at this busy yard. Completing all the normal daily yard duties. There are plenty of riding opportunities, but riding is not necessary for this role.

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Closing date: 26 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

    36hrs between 8am - 5pm, 1 hour of lunch and breaks. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated Apprentice with good communication skills who is looking to further their knowledge and skills.

The successful candidate will work alongside our current team handling and caring for our horses.

A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image we pride ourselves on.

Yard Duties will include:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • Feeding, watering, and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/long reining
  • Riding opportunities for suitable apprentice
  • Grooming at shows
  • Assisting with breaking of young horses

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hardworking team in this riding school, livery and successful show yard.

Within the role the successful candidate will be working towards a Level 2 Equine Groom and may progress to a Level 3 Senior Groom Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Applicant must be confident in handling a wide variety of horses and should show this in their application
  • Good communication skills
  • Good customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Honest

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSEs or equivalent are desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

There is a possibility of progressing on to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom/ British Horse Society exams if a position is available.

Things to consider

There is no accommodation on site. Applicants should ideally have a driving licence or reliable access to transport as the business is in a rural location with no public transport.

There is no stabling for applicant’s own horse.

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.

About the employer

Ghyll Park Equestrian is a mixed riding school and livery yard. We pride ourselves on our small groups and individual lessons. We attend a wide range of shows and competitions, both locally and nationally under a variety of different societies and disciplines.




Little Trodgers

Lake Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by KEITS Training Services Ltd


Heidi Clear

Full training will be provided to support the successful applicant through their Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship.

Training will also be provided to support the learner through any Functional Skills required.

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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