Apprentice Equine Groom - Horse Care - Racing Brian Meehan Racing

Brian Meehan Racing is offering an opportunity that will enable you to learn the skills needed to successfully care for racehorses to a high standard and provides a solid introduction to the industry. This apprenticeship also fulfills the BHA requirements for those looking to apply for a jockey licence.

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Closing date: 25 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will be dependent on age and will be finalised with successful applicant, but could be up to £495 per week. Accommodation onsite will be free of charge.

    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 40 hours per week between: Monday - Saturday, hours of work to 6:30am to 12:30pm then 4pm to 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will be carrying out daily duties such as:

  • Riding several different horses each day
  • Feeding
  • Providing water
  • Grooming the horses at evening stables

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

For the right candidate there will be plenty of opportunities to gain experience and move into leadership, there may also be an opportunity to travel. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving 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

Free accommodation is available on site, however there is no option to bring your own horse into livery. Accommodation onsite will be free of charge. Applicants must have racing experience and must be confident riders.

About the employer

The Manton Estate, where Brian Meehan Racing are based, is arguably one of the world’s finest and most successful racehorse training establishments. Superb training facilities sit alongside the historic gallops and the state-of-the-art yard has been designed and built to ensure our horses will be able to perform at their best on the racecourse. Since Brian arrived at Manton in 2006, winners have been sent out, 6 of which have been Group 1.


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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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