Equine apprenticeship Baydon House Farm Stables

Baydon House Farm Stables 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. There is the possibility to travel to competitions to train as as a competition groom. Would suit someone looking for a career in the equine industry.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60

    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

    5 days a week to include one weekend day on a shift rota pattern

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000197836

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All aspects of horse care e.g

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

The training you will be getting

  • This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate there may be progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the rural location of this apprenticeship, you must be able to get to work reliably, there are no public transport stops near by. Also, due to the nature of this role, you must be happy to work outdoors in all weathers.

About the employer

Baydon House Farm is a private family yard. We have a variety of horses here on site from international show jumpers, to family ponies, young stock and pregnant mares, a total of 12 horses on site at the moment. The competition horses compete regularly internationally, there is the opportunity for the right person to travel to shows both in the UK and eventually abroad. We can offer both groom and rider pathways although the riding will be done on the older family horses rather than the fit competition horses. Our facilities include indoor school, outdoor school, walker, indoor stables, amazing off road hacking.

Employer

Baydon House Farm Stables

Address

Baydon House Farm

Baydon

Marlborough

SN8 2HX

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Training

Training provider

SHELDRAKE TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Rob Dawkins

busdevmgr@sheldraketraining.co.uk

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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