Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship for Showjumping Yard in Hampshire MA Sport Horses

MA Sport Horses are looking for an apprentice who shares their love of horses. The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship and will be given a foundation to develop their skills in the equine world, with the support of the employer and training provider.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Livery for own horse is available - cost to be discussed with employer.

    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

    Working hours are 07:30 to 17:00, 5 days a week plus statutory breaks (40 hours a week). Requires working one weekend day every week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include, but won't be limited to:

  • Mucking out
  • Changing rugs
  • Putting horses on walker
  • Turnout and bring in
  • Supporting with putting fences up to train show jumping horses

The training you will be getting

All training for the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship will be carried out at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be carried out by Haddon Training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility to enrol onto the Advanced Senior Equine Groom (Level 3) apprenticeship or to gain full employment after successful achievment of the Level 2.

During the apprenticeship, role could progress onto to show groom activities for the right candidate. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Time-keeping


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

Things to consider

Riding experience is advantageous but not essential. Successful candidate must have a means of traveling to and from the yard each day. No accommodation is available. Livery is available at a cost which will be discussed with the employer.

About the employer

MA Sport Horses is managed by Malcolm and Alicia who have successfully competed on the showjumping circuit up to 1.40m nationally and internationally. They are a showjumping competition yard which also offers Part, Full, Competition or Sales Livery. The yard has excellent facilities including and Indoor and 30x50 Outdoor Arena with full sets of show jumps, washdown bays, covered horse walker, all year round turnout, and wonderful fully matted stables and auto drinkers - as well as tea and coffee facilities for humans! Malcolm and Alicia have had many apprentices before so are well equipped to support and train an apprentice.


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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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