Equine Groom Apprentice (Sacha Hamilton Equestrian) SACHA HAMILTON EQUESTRIAN LIMITED

Fantastic opportunity to join a busy livery/competition yard and complete every aspect of horse care. You'll be part of a friendly team and have opportunities to attend various competitions both held at the yard and regionally. You'll be involved in the day to day care of all the horses on site.

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

    5 day week (days to be confirmed) 8am-5.30pm with lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Yard duties will include:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • Feeding, watering and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/long rein
  • Riding/hacking
  • Attending shows/events

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team. Within the role, the successful candidate will be working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horse Care, with the possibility of further training and employment available for the right candidate.

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Yard groom
  • Yard manager
  • Event rider

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, horse handling, horse riding


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

Things to consider

Great training offered. Travel and attending top competitions. Lovely liveries and advances horses KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.

About the employer

We are a top competition yard, accommodating competitive riders, casual riders and retired horses alike. We have high level facilities including a 20x60m outdoor area, solarium, rubber matted walker, spacious tack room and all year turn out. Based at Austens Farm in Jordans, Buckinghamshire, we have access to extensive hacking at Hodgemoor woods, just a short road walk away. We are accessible from London and well placed for travelling to many competitions. This is a vacancy at a busy competition and livery yard with a wide range of horses. Sacha Hamilton has an extensive and successful career in the riding world, having competed in Eventing, Showing and Dressage. With Dressage now being her main discipline, she has trained horses from Novice through to Grand Prix, and has competed to Inter II. This experience allows her to provide invaluable advice and training to our liveries, including accompanying them to Shows or riding and competing horses on their behalf.








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Training provider


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