Equine groom apprentice Monnington Equestrian

Monnington Equestrian are looking for a cheerful and hardworking individual to undertake this apprenticeship and to then be able to progress in their equine career. The ideal applicant will have experience of working with horses and will also need to possess good communication skills as they will be interacting and dealing with the clients. To assist with the preparation of, transport to and care for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • 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 (dependent upon experience)
  • Hacking of horses (dependent upon experience)
  • Functional skills if required

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

  • Equine Groom Level 2
  • Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

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 Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

There is no accommodation available and there is limited public transport so this will need to be considered before applying. There is potentially 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

Monnington Equestrian is located on the edge of the beautiful South Downs and within easy reach of an equine friendly beach. We are a livery with plenty of opportunity to be able to progress within the equine industry


Monnington Equestrian


Monnington Equestrian

Lockgate Road, Sidlesham Common


PO20 7QH

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Training provider



Rob Dawkins


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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