Senior equine apprenticeship Urchinwood Manor Equestrian Centre

Urchinwood Riding Centre are looking for an apprentice to join their friendly team. The position will include general yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding & exercise and assisting with a variety of internal competitions. Would suit someone looking for a career in the equine industry.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lungeing and riding
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience

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

  • This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship
  • Maths and English functional skills if required
  • There is scope for either the riding or non-riding pathway to be chosen and this will be discussed at interview
  • Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment
  • To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity to progress on to BHS coaching and management qualifications

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

Urchinwood Manor is a successful Riding School approved by the British Horse Society. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, keen person to work alongside the team gaining experience in all aspects of day to day yard activities, observation of stud activities, ability to improve riding skills in all disciplines with availability to bring own horse and compete in internal events, and improving coaching skills.


Urchinwood Manor Equestrian Centre





BS49 5AP

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Training provider



Rob Dawkins

01980 845556

Apprenticeship standard

Senior equine groom

Level 3 (A level)

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