Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre is a riding school and hacking centre offering a paid NVQ Level 2 position. We offer high levels of training both in horse care and riding, with over 24 good-natured, talented horses on-site. The role is a fun one with minimum yard work, lots of hacking (on foot and on horseback), assisting lessons and pony days.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
01 Mar 2023
19 Jan 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
There’s minimal mundane yard work to be done, with most of the work offered being escorting hacks or preparing horses - each day you’ll meet wonderful new people, and be able to explore the beautiful countryside from horseback or foot as you escort hacks. We also offer expert tuition to many local adults and children that you may be required to assist with (such as leading in lessons).
Apprentices receive full training in various areas including:
- Riding (hacking, schooling and jumping)
- Horse care (leading horses to and from the field, grooming, basic first aid, clipping, tack cleaning, mucking out, field maintenance, etc.)
Subject to experience, further ridden opportunities may arise such as schooling and bringing on young horses, etc.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship.
Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment. To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
· Level 3 NVQ Work Based Horse Care, Management & Riding which Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre can put you through
· Progression to a more senior role at BVEC should a vacancy arise
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Desired skills and personal qualities
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About the employer
SHELDRAKE TRAINING LIMITED
Level 2 (GCSE)
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