Apprentice Equine Groom - Yard Based - Riding School Huntersfield Equestrian Centre

A fantastic opportunity to join busy, friendly riding school Huntersfield Equestrian Centre to complete your Level 2 Equine Apprenticeship. Position available for a hardworking Level 2 Equine Apprentice as stable hand/groom in a busy, friendly riding school with dressage and show jumping.

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Closing date: 22 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The day is broken up into two split sections: start time at 8.00am - 1.00pm and then from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. Days of work to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include all aspects of the yard activities. The day is broken up into two split sections: start time at 8am until 1pm and then from 3pm until 6pm. The staff may stay at the yard for their break, where there are kitchen facilities available.

General Yard Duties:

  • Mucking out
  • Turn out
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Leading during lessons, assisting during lessons as instructed
  • Possible exercising horses
  • Field management
  • Package could include share on a horse or inclusion in riding lessons

The training you will be getting

  • Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • 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

  • Possibility of level 3 equine apprenticeship on completion of level 2
  • Full time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

There is no accommodation on site. There is no option to bring your own horse.

About the employer

Huntersfield is a busy, friendly riding school with dressage and show jumping.


Huntersfield Equestrian Centre



Petwick Farm, Challow



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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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