Level 3 Apprentice Equine Groom for Livery and Competition Yard Hirst Liveries and Sport Horses

Hirst Livery and Sports Horses are looking to recruit a Level 3 Equine groom (will consider level 2) apprentice to help support with the running of the yard. A fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start a career in the equine industry.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed after 3 months.

    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 35 hours a week. We can be flexible with days of work.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Hirst Livery and Sports Horses are a large livery and competition yard. Producing young horses, show jumpers and working hunters for 'Horse of the year'.

All general duties to include but not be limited to;

  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging

Must be reliable, hardworking and use their own initiative. You will work alongside the owners and other members of staff.

We could offer a riding position to an apprentice, but it must be someone with competition experience.

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

  • A level 3 certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • All training will take place within the workplace
  • Your dedicated trainer coach will visit you at work every 4 weeks.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the opportunity for a full time job at the yard, or the option to undertake further apprenticeship training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

There is no accommodation available at the yard. Livery may be possible, and can be discussed.

About the employer

Professionally run yard offering full, part and DIY livery with fantastic facilities including: Large internal and external loose boxes 60x20 all weather floodlit arena with mirrors 60x40 all weather floodlit arena Horse walker Superb off road hacking All year individual or pairs turnout Routine monthly yard visits from vets, farriers, etc.


Hirst Liveries and Sport Horses


Carr Farm, Decoy Road


Great Yarmouth

NR29 3LG

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Training provider



Haddon Training



Apprenticeship standard

Senior equine groom

Level 3 (A level)

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