Racing Groom Apprentice for Busy Racing Yard Charles Hills Racing at Faringdon Hall Stables

Faringdon Place Stables now require a full time stable staff member to join top classic winning trainer while completing a level 2 apprenticeship. Fantastic opportunity to join the Charles Hills Racing team!

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage may increase dependent upon age and experience

  • Working week

    Minimum of 30 hours per week for all ages. Maximum 5 days per week for 16-17 year olds with two consecutive days off/ Maximum 48 hours per week for 18+. Exact days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Handling racehorses
  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Accompanying horses to the races

The candidate must ride to a good standard and preferably be under 10 stone to ride the horses.

Must be willing to learn, enthusiastic and reliable.



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

  • Level 2 Equine city and guilds qualification on successful completion
  • Functional Skills (if required)
  • Four weekly visits from Haddon Training Trainer Coach at the workplace
  • Daily mentoring within the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Training and progression on to the level 3 senior equine groom.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Good riding skills essential Horse care experience Confidence in handling fit horses

About the employer

As part of the Hills dynasty created by his father Barry, Charlie has spent his entire life immersed in horse racing. After leaving school he went to work in Australia for Colin Hayes and Gay Waterhouse. Charlie is supported on a day-to-day basis by an excellent team. Whether it’s looking after the needs of the horses or running the office, our success on the racecourse wouldn’t be possible without their support.


Charles Hills Racing at Faringdon Hall Stables





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Training provider



Haddon Training


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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