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Equine Groom Apprenticeship Southey Farm

Southey Farm is a Lusitano stud and livery yard in the Blackdown Hills on the Somerset / Devon border who are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and motivated level 2 or 3 apprentice. Please ensure you read the full description before applying.

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

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed - 30 / 40 hours, 5 days per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000119888

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Southey Farm is a Lusitano stud and livery yard in the Blackdown Hills
AONB on the Somerset / Devon border. Southey Farm is one of only a handful of established Lusitano yards in the country. It is highly regarded within the Lusitano community, with several horses being prolific breed and performance show champions. The Lusitano breed is currently ranked fifth in the world for dressage and Carl Hester is training a young Lusitano stallion, so there’s never been a more exciting time to get involved with this amazing breed!

The stud stallion is Atinado, a high profile black stallion from famous
bloodlines with an exceptional temperament. Several broodmares and some of his homebred youngstock are also at livery at Southey Farm and once you have enough experience, you will have the opportunity to work with them under supervision.

Southey Farm attracts world class international trainers from both the UK and abroad, and regular clinics.

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

Training with youngstock when you have enough experience and opportunity to work alongside world class international trainers and be a part of dressage, working equitation and side saddle clinics.

The apprenticeship is supported by Haddon Training, along with maths and English functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Level 3 apprenticeship possible. Potential for employment post-qualification but to be discussed nearer the time.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

All shortlisted candidates should expect to attend a face-to-face interview. Located two miles from Wellington, you should be able to drive/cycle or have access to reliable lifts as the yard is not on a public transport route. You should also be happy to work outside in all weathers.

About the employer

Southey Farm is a Lusitano stud and livery yard in the Blackdown Hills AONB on the Somerset/Devon border.

Employer

Southey Farm

Address

Wrangway

Wellington

Somerset

TA21 9QG

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Training

Training provider

HADDON TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2023