Equine Groom Apprenticeship Studland Trekking Centre

Studland Trekking Centre are looking to recruit two people as equine apprentices. This is a great opportunity to join a small, friendly stable situated in one of the most beautiful coastal locations in the UK.

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Closing date: 13 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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 5 days out of 7, final shift pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate,

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000213943

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Studland Trekking Centre is situated in the picturesque village of Studland on the Dorset coast, 10 minutes from Swanage and 30 mins from Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry.

With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heathland, we are lucky enough to offer some of the most stunning riding in the UK. We have rides suited to all abilities, from complete beginner to experienced riders with some of the best routes to ride along including beach and coastal rides, forest rides and trekking across the heathlands.

We also offer a full livery service where horses are cared for by a team of wonderful and highly skilled staff of which you could be part of!As an apprentice you will be given full support and training from all of our lovely staff who will help you achieve your qualification. If you love working outdoors with horses then this is the perfect job for you. We are a small yard but can get busy particularly in the warmer months when more people want to ride out in the beautiful surroundings so you should be organised and able to complete tasks in a timely manner to ensure each day runs smoothly and rides and treks can start on time. Usual yard jobs are included with the position, eg;

  • Tacking up
  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/ bringing in
  • Feeding & watering

The role is ideally suited to someone who can ride and is confident riding out in the open.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship, and all training is completed at the employers premises, with the employer and supported by Haddon Training.

You will also be supported in completing Functional Skills in maths and English if not already achieved.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is a possibility of a full time job on completion of the Level 2 apprenticeship or further development onto a L3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship programme.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

This role will require working outside in all weathers, so any applicant must be prepared to do that. There is no accommodation on site, but there is an option to bring your own horse into working livery if needed.

About the employer

We’re a small friendly stables situated in the picturesque village of Studland on the Dorset coast, 10 minutes from Swanage and 30 mins from Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry. With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heathland, we are lucky enough to offer some of the most stunning riding in the UK.

Employer

Studland Trekking Centre

Address

FERRY ROAD

STUDLAND

SWANAGE

BH19 3AQ

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Training

Training provider

HADDON 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

Enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk

01443749000

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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