Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice (Just Riding) Just Riding

An exciting opportunity to join on of the top show producers in the country to become an apprentice learning all the skills and knowledge to build a solid foundation for a rewarding career in the equestrian industry.

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between 8.00am - 5.00pm including breaks and lunch break. This position will include 1 weekend day.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Turning in and out of horses
  • Morning muck outs
  • Grooming
  • Field chores
  • Yard chores
  • Tack cleaning
  • Clipping
  • Exercising horses

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

  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Senior Equine Groom
  • Assistant Yard Manager
  • Yard Manager 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Previous Equine Experience, Hard Working, Driven, Dedicated


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

Things to consider

KEITS reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than advertised if required. If you would like to read more about the course content, please follow this link https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/equine-groom-v1-0 To apply please complete the application form. You may not hear about your application until after the closing date. Located within Epping Forest itself, this quiet secluded spot gives instant access to an expansive off road hacking network of bridleways, surfaced tracks and natural forest rides.

About the employer

Justine has been a top producer of show horses for over 20 years and has won some of the biggest accolades in the sport. She is a highly regarded rider, trainer and competitor. Just riding offer a wide range of services, from beginners riding lessons to elite showing production. The new apprentice will join a friendly team and be involved in all aspects of horse care.


Just Riding






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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: 03 Oct 2023