Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice Mountford Sport Horses

Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice at Mountford Sport Horses - a professional event/producing yard, headed by young rider Polly Mountford. The day to day responsibilities of this job would be to assist with mucking out, turning horses in and out, grooming, etc.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Potential for own horse on separate arrangement for the right person.

    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

    Working 5 days out of 7, weekend work to be expected. Working hours to be confirmed with employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The day to day responsibilities of this job would be to assist with;

  • Mucking out
  • Turning horses in and out
  • Grooming
  • Preparing horses for exercise
  • Cleaning tack
  • Putting horses on and off the walker
  • Keeping the yard tidy.
  • Hacking and lunging possible depending on experience. 

Potential to bring own horse on livery the arrangement to be discussed with the right person.

In addition there will be the requirement to be occasional travelling groom for events/competitions/outside training.

The successful applicant will get experience in all aspects of sport horse care, management and riding, depending on experience.

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

You will be working towards your Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship.

All training provided at the employers premises by the employer or Haddon Training.You will need to work towards your maths and/ or English Functional Skills qualification at level 1 or 2 if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right person there is definitely potential for progression and further employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Must be hard working and willing to learn. A positive attitude as well as being a good team player is essential.

About the employer

Mountford Sport Horses is a professional event/producing yard, headed by young rider Polly Mountford. We have up to 18 horses on the yard, depending on the time of year, ranging from foals to competition horses and plenty at all stages in between. We have a great set up and a system that seems to work well. Facilities include 10 well fenced paddocks with automatic water drinkers, 15 stables, wash bay, solarium, horse walker, arena and excellent off road hacking. We are a team of 4, three women and a man, they are currently living out but there is accommodation available on site if needed.


Mountford Sport Horses


Fakenham Magna

Thetford, Suffolk

United Kingdom

IP24 2QX

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Training provider




01672 519977

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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