Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice TB & J BATES & SON

Newbold Verdon Equestrian Centre are looking for a Level 2 Equine Groom apprentice, with potential for progression onto the level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship for the right candidate. Grooming and preparing horses for exercise.

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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 the week but will be required to work weekends if required. Working hours to be discussed with employer.

    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

The day to day responsibilities of this job would be to assist with:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning horses in and out
  • Grooming
  • Preparing horses for exercise
  • Cleaning tack
  • Putting horses on and off the walker
  • Keeping the yard tidy

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards your Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice and may be required to take your Level 1 Functional Skills qualification.

Apprenticeship supported by Haddon Training, along with maths and English functional skills if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for progression on to the level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

- Eager to learn - Horse experience - Riding ability - Team player

About the employer

Newbold Verdon Equestrian Centre is proud to host a 72x40 indoor arena with a combi-ride wax track surface. Fully lit arena with judges boxes and viewing galleries. A 20x60 covered arena with a boastful porch area, as well as a seperate 60x40 Andrew Bowen surface fully flood lit outdoor regularly used by our happy liveries. Our centre is home to Dawn's Delights cafe and Equestriana - your one-stop tack shop! Whether you are looking for clinics, affiliated or unaffiliated competitions, top of the range facilities to hire, or a new home for your horse - NVEC has it all. We are looking for a new Equine Apprentice to join our expanding team.








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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




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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