Equine Groom Level 2 Apprentice (Rimell Racing) Rimell Racing

Fantastic opportunity for a new equine groom apprentice at a racing and competition yard set in the beautiful Cotswolds in the heart of Oxfordshire. The apprentice will cover all aspects of horse care and have the opportunity to live on site and bring their horse if they wish. Do not miss out, apply now!

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

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Closing date: 14 Nov 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

    32.5 hrs approx. Hours are 7am-12.30pm, 4pm-5.30pm. Some weekend working will be required.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Routine yard and field duties, mucking out, field and yard maintenance, watering, feeding, tidying, cleaning.
  • Handling horses: turning out and bringing in from the fields, taking on and off the horse walker, washing off, grooming, tacking up.
  • Handling tack and equipment, rugging up, cleaning tack.
  • Assisting, as required, during sports science specialists’ visits eg vet, farrier, physio & dentist.
  • Working with professionals visiting the yard – who all play a vital role in the horses development.
  • Assisting with competition preparation and travelling.
  • Opportunities to groom and attend competitions and events throughout the year.
  • Riding duties will depend on applicant. This will to be discussed at interview, but for the right person there could be lots of opportunity to ride.

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.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Groom at competitions.
  • Potential future employment for the right candidate.
  • Head of yard.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise. The apprentice will be working to build a portfolio of evidence and will be required to pass a knowledge test and an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete the apprenticeship. Own horse welcome. Accommodation can be provided. Lovely setting Friendly caring team

About the employer

We are a family run business that comprises of racing and a competition and schooling set in the beautiful Cotswolds in the heart of Oxfordshire We have high level facilities including indoor arena, walker and 34 stables. It is a fun and fast paced yard with lots of offer. Accommodation and livery can be provided for the apprentice.


Rimell Racing





OX29 9NT

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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: 14 Nov 2023