An equine apprenticeship is offered at an outstanding Equestrian Centre based just outside of Launceston. The position will include: General yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding and exercise and assisting with a variety of competitions.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2024

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

    40 hour week on a rota pattern. Will include working weekends for competitions. Exact shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting Lunging training
  • Riding and exercise of horses
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience

The training you will be getting

  • Equine groom Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 

This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship in which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship.

It would suit someone with their own horse to compete to run alongside and as part of the team. Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment.

To achieve the qualifications and be successful in your job, you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and often at weekends.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom advanced apprenticeship

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 C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

St Leonards Equitation Centre has been a BHS Approved Riding and Equitation Centre for over 30 years, offering riding lessons to adults and children from complete beginners to advanced riders with their own horses. The centre has a wide variety of horses and ponies to suit all abilities. They are well schooled, safe horses and often compete in dressage and jumping competitions. Several of our horses compete to advanced and medium levels in dressage. St Leonards Equitation Centre is renowned for its friendly atmosphere with a work hard, play hard ethos .







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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Rob Dawkins


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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