Apprentice Equine Groom - Riding and BHS Stages CARON ROBERTS EQUESTRIAN LTD

The dedicated and friendly team at Caron Roberts Equestrian are now looking for an equine apprentice to join them at their livery and coaching centre based in Wiltshire.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

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

    Five days out of seven, hours will be 7:30am to 5pm with breaks.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Caron Roberts Equestrian are a livery and coaching centre based in Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire. They offer a range of livery packages to suit a wide variety of owners, from ”happy hackers” to 2* competition horses.

Each of their horses are catered for on an individual basis and not just another head over the door. They have a dedicated and friendly team of qualified staff to ensure they provide the best service.

The yard is never left unattended during the day and they also live on site.

This is a great chance to work with a variety of horses on a wonderful yard, with people dedicated and passionate about coaching.

General duties to include:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Preparing horses for lessons
  • Feeding/water/hay net filling
  • Yard and paddock maintenance
  • Exercising horses (non-ridden & ridden)
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist

Opportunity to learn about rehabilitation work with a vet. Some eventing opportunities for the right candidate

Caron’s passion for coaching and putting learners through their qualifications means this is NOT just a ‘cheap mucker outer’ position! The role is 5 days a week, 7.30-5pm with the opportunity to live in and bring your own horse. You will receive lots of training on and off the horse, some are class room based, as well as bringing home the apprenticeship wage. They will train you in all aspects of the industry including clipping, plaiting, customer care etc. With the end goal of you feeling experienced and confident to take on more of a management position or run your own yard, be a top groom or sole charge of a yard. As well as the apprenticeship qualification they encourage you to take your BHS exams to add to your own CV and maximise your time with them. Whether its starting with BHS Stage 1 or BHS Stage 4, they can provide you with all the training you need in order to gain these qualifications.

Caron started out as a apprentice herself so totally understands what is required to succeed in the equine world. They are looking for a honest, keen, happy person to join our current team

They are dedicated & passionate about coaching and training and to certainly give you more than just what you need to pass you apprenticeship.

Accommodation on site and space for own horse on livery. Can be an immediate start.

The training you will be getting

  • A level 2 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to move into a full time position or Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (senior equine groom) on completion of Level 2.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Caron Roberts Equestrian are a livery and coaching centre based in Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire. They offer a range of livery packages to suit a wide variety of owners, from ”happy hackers” to 2* competition horses.








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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


Haddon Training


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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