Equine Groom Apprenticeship KINGWOOD THOROUGHBREDS LTD

Kingwood Thoroughbred are a rapidly growing yard looking to grow our team. We are looking for a Racing Groom apprentice. We are a pre-training yard that specialises in racing pre-training and rehabilitation with some breeding on-site. You will need to have previous experience in dealing horses, horse care and general yard duties.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 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

    Shifts to be discussed with the successful applicant. May work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of the equine groom role, your duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Tacking up
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Feeding
  •  We have a preference for a competent rider. For the right candidate, we are looking to offer riding opportunities. On site we have salt spas, hydro pools, sand canter track, and on-site Gallops
  • We have over a hundred stables - so will be plenty to keep you busy! At the end of the day - you can relax in our top of the range on-site accommodation if you wish to live on-site

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

Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will also complete level 1 or 2 English and/or maths functional skills if required
  • All training to be completed on site with the employer and your dedicated trainer coach from Haddon Training, this will be done one day a week as part of your off the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship or permanent position on offer when training is complete

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Happy to work outdoors


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

Things to consider

This role will require lots of outdoor working in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Kingwood Thoroughbred Ltd are a rapidly growing yard, we are looking to grow our team. We are a pre-training yard, specialising in racing pre-training, rehabilitation with some breeding on site.







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Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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