Eventing Yard Apprenticeship (Intermediate Equine Groom) Bill Levett Eventing

Fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain experience and develop their skills at a 5* eventing yard in Gloucestershire. Bill Levett Eventing have horses ranging from 3/4 year old youngsters to 5* advanced eventers.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Accommodation is available with bills included. Possibility of bringing your own horse.

    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 to be working a 40 hour week spread over 5 days.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties will include, but won't be limited to:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Filling hay nets, feeding and watering
  • Clipping, pulling, plaiting, trimming
  • Bathing
  • Rug changing
  • Paddock and yard maintenance
  • Schooling and hacking
  • First aid
  • Exercising horses from the ground
  • Holding vet, farrier, dentist and physio
  • Handling fit event horses

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will undertake 15 months training whilst working towards their Intermediate 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role will give you the confidence and experience to pursue whichever path you choose in the equestrian world.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving 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

APPLICANTS MUST BE 18+. No specific qualifications required but applicants must have confidence and experience around horses. Must have a desire to work as part of a team and also want to learn about producing and competing event horses at all levels. Accommodation available with bills included, and the possibility of bringing your own horse. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a team, but also able to think and work independently, will have a positive attitude and can-do 'mentality, have a willingness to learn, be a hard worker, can adapt and be flexible when required.

About the employer

Run by a highly experienced coach, who enjoys teaching riders of all standards. Options range from attending a clinic to basing yourself and your horse – either for a few days or for longer. Bill Levett Eventing can help you work towards your goals, drawing up a specific plan for you and your horse, covering both flat work and jumping. They also take on long term coaching posts, and give clinics both around the UK and overseas.


Bill Levett Eventing





GL55 6XY

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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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