Equine Groom Apprentice (Cheval Court Stud) MRS SALLY BISHOP

An exciting equine groom apprentice opportunity to further your career in the equine industry with the support of an experienced team. Duties include feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    To be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to gain excellent skills and knowledge that is required of the modern equine groom. It will provide the successful applicant with valuable experience and a strong foundation to prepare them ready for a career in the industry. Cheval Court Stud has 19 boxes and around 52 acres of grazing with a canter track and nearby gallops. The existing staff have worked for Sally for quite a few years, so we are a bit like a family and everyone supports and helps each other.

A typical day involves:

  • We organise the day over a cup of coffee
  • Turn out
  • Muck out
  • Bring in
  • We then exercise the horses and groom
  • After lunch we finish the exercising
  • Tack clean
  • Turn out the night horses
  • Evening stables are done by 5 pm
  • Hay up 

Apprentices are a key part of our fun and friendly team and will carry out all yard duties and be given opportunities to experience and develop a wide range of industry skills.

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

  • All training will be provided by the employer at KEITS towards Level 2 Equine Groom Standard
  • All training will be provided by the employer and KEITS 
  • Functional skills that are required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future full-time employment as a fully trained groom for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Previous Equine Experience, Reliable, Trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C or 4) Essential

Things to consider

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise. The apprentice will be working to build a portfolio of evidence and will be required to pass a knowledge test and an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Cheval Court Stud offers bespoke livery packages to suit each individual horse. Our team have a wealth of experience and knowledge and always care for each horse as though they were our own. We offer top class facilities and tuition with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. This sets us aside from many yards. On site tuition, schooling and assistance is always available for all levels and disciplines. Sally Bishop is a classically trained dressage rider and a qualified instructor. Her aim when she started running a livery yard was to provide a relaxed, happy and supportive atmosphere with high standards of horse care.




Cheval Court Stud




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Training provider



Heidi Clear and Bethany Wylie


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Mar 2023