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Equine Groom Apprentice (Equibreed UK) EQUIBREED UK LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity to be a part of an experienced team working in the fascinating sector of equine breeding. General yard duties as well as opportunities to be involved in veterinary care and offering support to the veterinary team during breeding procedures.

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Closing date: 08 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday – Sunday (5.5 days per week on average) 8am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764802

  • Positions

    1 available

We are an embryo transfer and artificial insemination clinic based just outside Theale, Reading.

We are recruiting for an equine groom to assist in looking after the horses that we currently have in our care as numbers increase over the coming weeks.

We have stallions, pregnant mares and mares with foals at foot, broodmares, donor mares and mares for foaling down arriving in 2022.

Daily duties will include:

  • Mucking out
  • Feeding
  • Filling hay-nets
  • Off-site
  • Field checks
  • General maintenance and occasionally transporting horses

Opportunities available to be involved in veterinary care and offering support to the veterinary team during breeding procedures. This is a full time position (number of days per week be discussed and
decided as suits)


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confidence around horses. Applicant must have previous experience around horses and details MUST be shown on application
  • Hardworking

Personal qualities

  • A can do approach to all situations
  • Team player
  • Postive outlook

Desired qualifications

  • None 
  • Candidate must NOT already holdy hold a level 2 or higher in Horse Care. 

Future prospects

  • Skills learned with Equibreed could take you on to Yard Management, stud work and exposure into the world of the veterinary side of Equines

Things to consider

  • This is a labour intensive role, you will be working in all weathers and on your feet for the majority of the day
  • KEITS reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date if required

About the employer

We specialise in equine reproduction: it is our passion, our
dedication and our heartland. Designed to deliver the best fertility
outcome for our clients mares, stallions or horse breeding
programme.
A busy yard focused on ensuring the welfare of the horses in our
care is always our top priority. With up to 200 at any one time, we
are a busy team and work hard to pull together and make magic
happen!

Employer

EQUIBREED UK LIMITED

Address

Lower Meadows

Grange Lane

Reading

RG7 5PT

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Training

Training provider

KEITS

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

Contact

Heidi Clear and Bethany Wylie recruit@keits.co.uk

Full training towards the Level 2 Equine Groom and Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)


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