Firtree Riding School is very busy stables, looking to recruit a confident Equine Groom to support in the daily running of the stables including providing fresh haylage/feed for all animals and learning about daily exercising and health assessments.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 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

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

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Within the stables, your daily tasks will include:

  • Daily mucking out
  • Providing fresh haylage/feed for all animals
  • Learning about daily exercising and health assessments
  • Working as part of the whole team and supporting where needed


The training you will be getting

  • Full Equine Groom Level 2 Standard
  • All training to take place at the employer's premises

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possiblity of full time employment
  • Possibility of progression to Level 3
  • Potential of coaching and teaching development within the business

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


Other None (Grade None) Desired

About the employer

Firtree Farm Riding School is a family run riding school with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to make you feel at ease. Our helpful staff provide educational, informative and fun riding lessons for all abilities and ages using our fantastic facilities including indoor and outdoor areas. We aim to provide a happy and balanced atmosphere, and above all a friendly and welcoming place to visit/work. Our aim is to make horse riding at Firtree Farm a very memorable experience to be enjoyed by all. We are open year round.




12 Glebe Villas

Forest Hall

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 7PS

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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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