Murton Equestrian Centre is excited to offer the opportunity to recruit an Equine Groom Apprentice Level 2 with some level of riding and care experience around horses. The role will involve working with and caring for horses and 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


    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

    30 hours per week (or up to 40 hours available) We are open 7 days per week from 9am-6pm. With an hour’s lunch break. You will be required to cover at least 1 weekend day and other days may require either an early start or late finish. Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a level 2 apprenticeship to join our team here at Murton Equestrian Centre.

Due to the success of our current Level 3 apprentice which led to the completion of Level 3, BHS Stage 3 and BHS Stage 2 Teach, we need to fill one of the apprentice roles as they have moved to full time emloyment with ourselves.

The apprenticeship will be in conjunction with Northumberland College Equestrian Centre at Kirkley Hall but all training will be provided by the Centre. We also highly encourage apprentices to join the BHS Career pathway and support them throughout their time with us.

  • You will be involved with a very busy riding school, livery yard and BHS training/assessment centre.
  • Mucking out and fresh bedding
  • Hoof checking and cleaning
  • Clearing and cleaning stables and yard
  • Grooming when necessary
  • Checking feed and water on a daily basis
  • Supporting with vet visits
  • Riding and exercising

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

Full Equine Groom Level 2 Standard

All training to be delivered at the employers premises.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the level 2 apprenticeship an opportunity to proceed to level 3 apprenticeship could be available. We like our apprentices to stay with us and there will be a possibility to enter full time employment with our team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential

Things to consider

Working outside in all weathers is an expectation of the job Horses require all year round and in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Murton Equestrian Centre is a 5 star licensed riding centre. We are Approved with the BHS and ABRS and The Pony Club. We are a family run riding centre in Tyne & Wear, owned by Derek & Leigh Belbin. We pride ourselves in offering quality riding lessons in a safe and relaxed environment, for adults and children over 4yrs. Situated a short drive from Whitley Bay and Newcastle Upon Tyne, we have ample parking and are perfectly placed for local transport links. We have a wide range of well-schooled and well mannered horses and ponies to ride, catering for all ages, abilities and standards. We have a large indoor arena 25m x 40m which has a spacious viewing gallery. We also have an outdoor arena 26m x 42m, and a level show jumping paddock. Our facilities allow us to offer all year round riding. Our centre is a highly commended riding facility centre with the British Horse Society. Plus an on site shop which stocks all rider wear and essentials for the horse owner. Call in and browse our shop. As well as offering riding lessons, we are also one of the only riding schools in Tyne & Wear where pupils can also follow a comprehensive examination system with the Pony Club, ABRS or BHS. We run exciting themed activities in the school holidays and offer pony petting sessions to 2yrs to 4yrs. We also hire the indoor and outdoor arena for riding or dog walking. We have a handful of full livery stables also. Our professional, friendly staff are always happy to help. They are all fully trained to offer riding instruction at all levels, including BHS stages. We are a BHS approved livery centre and provide quality stabling and facilities catering for individual needs







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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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