Senior 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. 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

    £9,609.60 to £18,964.40

    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

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

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 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 (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 3
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to completion of their apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to progress on to the BHS accredited coaching qualifications and to specialise in areas such as equine dentistry or rehabilitation.

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

Senior equine groom

Level 3 (A level)

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