Equine Groom Apprentice - Riding School - Showjumper JOHN SHAW EQUESTRIAN LTD

5* ABRS accredited Riding School run by National Showjumper John Shaw. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual looking to develop their horse care skills and knowledge. As part of your position you will be preparing horses for lessons and dealing with various yard duties.

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Closing date: 25 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

    Days and hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working alongside their current friendly team, handling a variety of horses. They currently have over 30 well schooled horses, with fantastic facilities including an indoor school, XC course and miles of off road hacking.

Duties including:

  • Mucking Out
  • Turning Out
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Riding
  • Lunging
  • Clipping 

The salary is extremely competitive for the right candidate. Accommodation and own horse kept Free of charge available at this site.

John is out competing - British Showjumping - and teaching regularly. Possible opportunity to attend shows.

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
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Senior Equine Groom progression
  • Lessons from National Level Showjumper
  • Full time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Accommodation is available Own horse can be kept for free on site

About the employer

5* accredited riding school and Showjumping yard




Moss Lane

High Legh


WA16 0RF

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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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