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Equine Groom Apprentice GHYLL PARK EQUESTRIAN LTD

We offer a well rounded equine education to customers, but we also pride ourselves on the variety of disciplines offered and the treatment of our horses. The apprentice will work in our cross country outside arenas, gallops and American style barns/stables and learn how to care for and treat horses.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,003.84

    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

    8am – 5pm, Monday-Friday. Possibly some weekend work may be required.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000115100

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice's tasks will vary daily, but in general their duties will include: 

  • General Yard Duties.

  • Tacking up and Untacking.

  • Keeping the riding area ponies fit for their work.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will receive a Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship qualification, which will include:

  • Yard & Field Routines & Duties
  • Horse Anatomy, Physiology & Welfare
  • Horse Handling Care & Welfare
  • Saddlery & Equipment
  • Travelling Horses
  • Non-Ridden Exercise
  • Riding / Non-riding (can choose either pathway)
  • English and maths: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths must achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

 

Training is on site at Mayfield, Crowborough, East Sussex. On site training will be 4 days a week, allowing 1 day a week at Plumpton College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An apprentice can explore further education with NVQs etc, or pursue a career in coaching or teaching. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Honesty

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

It is a rural area so having your own mode of transport is advisable.

About the employer

We are a small family business which is a licensed & insured Riding establishment, we have top class, well-trained ponies and all instructors are confident & sympathetic, we cater for all age groups. We are also an official Pony Club Centre. We believe that all learning should be fun and hold regular pony days, 'own a pony' weeks and have ponies available for ‘part loan’.

Employer

GHYLL PARK EQUESTRIAN LTD

Address

FARMSIDE

LAKE STREET

MARK CROSS

TN6 3NT

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Training

Training provider

PLUMPTON COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)


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