Level 3 Equine advanced apprentice Nick Lucey Eventing

Nick Lucey Eventing is offering a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to learn from one of the best coaches in equestrian. We pride ourselves on identifying everyone’s preferred learning style and adapt our coaching to suit. Duties include assisting with customer care and experience, exercising of horses and galloping of horses.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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

    40 hour week on a rota pattern. Will include one day a weekend. Exact shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lunging training
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Exercise of horses
  • Galloping of horses
  • Hacking of horses

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

The opportunity to complete the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom advanced apprenticeship.

Functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to progress on to BHS coaching qualifiactions or to specialise in a variety of disciplines such as equine therapy or massage are available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade GCSE grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Accommodation is available in a shared house. There is also space to bring your own horse. It's a mainly outdoors job, working in all weathers with animals - so patient, kind and outdoors lover (even in rain!) is essential!

About the employer

Nick Lucey is an up and coming talent in the sport of Eventing. He boasts many top placing at 4* level and 5* completions. His string of horses gets stronger with each year and his rider ranking has been within the top 150 in the world.


Nick Lucey Eventing





OX18 4JQ

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Training provider



Rob Dawkins


Apprenticeship standard

Senior equine groom

Level 3 (A level)

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