Equine Groom Apprentice P D Q EQUESTRIAN LTD

An Equine Apprenticeship is offered for an outstanding Equestrian Centre based in Durham, you will be assisted by our experienced team whilst carrying out tasks like: • Travelling to competitions. • Care of horses after exercise

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Closing date: 26 Jan 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

    40 hours per week, Monday to Sunday, shifts to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The position will include:

  • General yard duties i.e Mucking out, turning out/in
  • Assisting with a variety of competitions i.e British Dressage, British Showjumping
  • Assisting with a variety of clinics with a range of top class visiting instructors
  • Assisting with vet, farrier, dentists and physio
  • Preparing horses for competitions
  • Travelling to competitions
  • Care of horses after exercise
  • Customer Care
  • Working with the public


The training you will be getting

  • Full Equine Groom Level 2 Standard
  • All training to take place at the employer's premises
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of full time employment and/or progression to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other None (Grade None) Desired

Things to consider

You will be working outside in all weather conditions. This can be a physically demanding role.

About the employer

Holmside Hall Equestrian is an established BHS approved family business that aims to provide the highest level of customer service to each individual horse and rider. We also stage affiliated competitions for British Dressage and BS as well as unaffiliated competitions most weekends for dressage, show jumping, show X or showing in hand or ridden. We also provide training and education towards BHS qualifications. We are a busy yard with a committed hard working team.








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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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