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: 15 Dec 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: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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.



The training you will be getting

  • 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 to expect at the end of your 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


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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