Equine Groom Apprenticeship Middleton Livery

Middleton Livery are looking for an enthusiastic person to join their friendly team. We are looking for a full time groom to join the team, perfect for someone wanting to start their career in the equine industry. Duties include: mucking out, turning out/bringing in tack cleaning.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 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

    Working 5 days out of 7, weekend work to be expected. The working pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • 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

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking up
  • Feeding
  • Filling hay nets
  • Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming
  • Bathing
  • Rug changing
  • Paddock maintenance
  • Schooling
  • First aid
  • Riding, hacking and leading
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist
  • Assisting at shows and events

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards achieving the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship
  • You will also work towards your level 1 or 2 maths or English Functional Skills qualification if required
  • All training will be done at the employers premises with the employer and Haddon Training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship or full time employment on completion of Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

This role will require the applicant to work outdoors in all weather conditions, so bear this in mind when applying.

About the employer

Our focus is the provision of a relaxed, friendly environment for owners and their horses, offering excellent facilities together with high quality livery services which will enable owning a horse a pleasurable experience. Our goal is to provide a friendly caring service every day that you stable your horse with us, understanding that every client and horse’s needs are different and require individual attention. We appreciate that having a horse is a very expensive pleasure therefore we will do our utmost to meet client’s expectations and ensure they and their horses feel settled, comfortable and happy.


Middleton Livery






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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




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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