Equine Groom Intermediate Apprenticeship Hyperion Equestrian Centre

Hyperion Equestrian Centre is a livery, training and competition yard looking for a Level 2 equine apprentice who has a keen passion for horses, the outdoors, and who would like to further their training and education within a supportive environment.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

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

    The successful candidate can expect that to be working 40 hours per week, spread over 5 days. There is a possibility of reducing this to 30 hours per week, but this will be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Providing essential day-to-day care
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Handling, preparing, exercising the horses
  • C-arrying out routine yard duties

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Work well as part of a team
  • Have a love of horses whatever the weather
  • Be a friendly person

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will undertake 15 months training to complete a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship. All training will be carried out at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be delivered by Haddon Training. Functional Skills maths and English will form part of the apprenticeship if the successful candidate doesn't already hold a level 4 or above for each subject.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible opportunities to enrol onto the Advanced Equine Groom Apprenticeship and further qualifications which can lead to job opportunities in competition yards, along with BHS training towards exams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Accommodation and livery for candidate's own horse is available if required. Full training will be provided and there will be riding and competing opportunities for the right candidate.

About the employer

Hyperion Equestrian is a livery, training and competition yard situated in the Devon countryside, just east of Haldon Hills, Exeter. They offer a full selection of livery services alongside a comprehensive breaking and schooling service for horses and ponies. Hyperion combines first class professional facilities with a caring and relaxed atmosphere.


Hyperion Equestrian Centre






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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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