Equine apprentice Poldice Valley Equine

An Equine Apprenticeship is offered for an outstanding Equestrian Centre based just outside of Redruth. The position will include: General yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding and exercise and assisting with a variety of competitions.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,520.00

  • Working week

    40 Hour week on a rota pattern. Will include working weekends for competitions. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000213369

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lunging training
  • Riding and exercise of horses
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Functional skills if required

The training you will be getting

This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship. It would suit someone with their own horse to compete to run along side and as part of the team.

Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment. To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom advanced apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Poldice Valley is a purpose built competition and training facility set in a quiet village in a lovely part of West Cornwall 8 miles from Truro and Falmouth. We offer regular dressage, showjumping and showing competitions in one of our three arenas one of these being an international sized indoor, floodlit arena surfaced in turff float and silca sand. As well as that we also offer regular clinics with well known popular trainers.

Employer

Poldice Valley Equine

Address

BROKENSHIRES CORNER

CARHARRACK

REDRUTH

TR16 5RB

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Training

Training provider

SHELDRAKE TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Rob Dawkins

busdevmgr@sheldraketraining.co.uk

07446 522972

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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