Apprentice Equine Groom Horse & Carriage Company

General yard duties and care for the horses. Potential to assist when exercising horses in carriage, riding and once trained attend events as experience allows.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 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

    7 day week with 2 days off Start time: either 8am or 9am, some days candidate will be required to work earlier Average 40 hour week Candidate to be flexible and work as a team with their work colleagues on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Grooming horses
  • Picking out feet
  • Changing rugs
  • Turnout
  • Mucking out
  • Paddock management
  • Bathing and plaiting horses
  • Cleaning harness,  tack and carriages
  • Assisting when exercising horses in carriage
  • Riding
  • Assisting on weddings and funerals once trained

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Basic handling and horse care management. 

Personal qualities

 Confidence required handling horses and able to work as a team with colleagues.  Demonstrate common sense.

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A*- C

Future prospects

To become part of the Horse and Carriage Team

Things to consider

It is important the candidate is confident around large horses and capable of working flexible hours on a small, but busy yard.

About the employer

Busy commercial yard providing services to the wedding and funeral industry are able to facilitate an apprentice to assist in yard duties and care for their horses.


Horse & Carriage Company


Landcroft Lane

Sutton Bonington


LE12 5PD

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Training provider


  • Level 2 BHS Horse Care or City and Guilds work place diploma in Horse Care
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English
  • Level 1 Functional Skills Maths
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brooksby Melton College


Mike Oddy 01664 855425

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2017