Equine Groom Apprentice Crabbick Farm

Crabbick Farm is a busy livery yard with 25 stables, located on the edge of Denmead, Hampshire. Now looking to recruit a dedicated equine apprentice, who has some experience. perfect for someone looking to take the next steps towards a career with horses.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 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

    Working 5 days out of 7, including 1 weekend day. The working pattern to be decided with the successful applicant.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Crabbick Farm is a busy livery yard with 25 stables, located on the edge of Denmead, Hampshire who have a small but friendly supportive team to welcome a new apprentice with equine experience.

They are looking for a reliable and punctual individual who is not afraid of hard work in all weathers.

Main duties on the yard will be;

  • Attending to the day to day care of the full livery horses
  • Mucking and skipping out
  • Feeding
  • Hay and watering
  • Changing rugs
  • Turn out and bring in
  • Grooming

There will also be opportunities to learn about breeding and support with mares and foals.

Although this is not offered as a riding position there may be opportunities for an apprentice to ride or learn to drive horses if they wish.

There may be opportunities to attend shows and events as a groom including stay away shows for the right candidate.

They would like someone with passion and drive who is committed to working in the industry. They will support you in achieving your goals and aspirations if you are willing to put the effort in to achieve them.

The training you will be getting

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

You will also be supported in completing Functional Skills in maths and/ or English if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Crabbick Farm hope to be able to offer any apprentices a full time position at the end of their apprenticeship, they also employ a head groom and a yard manager so there is room for career progression!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

There is no accommodation available on site, so you must be able to make your own way to and from the yard reliably each day. Also please note that Crabbick Farm do not allow the use of mobile phones/headphones etc to be used during working hours.

About the employer

Crabbick Farm is a busy livery yard with 25 stables, located on the edge of Denmead, Hampshire.


Crabbick Farm






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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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