Horse Groom Apprenticeship Kate Jerram Showing

Katie is an extremely decorated rider and holds titles such as Supreme Horse at Horse of the Year Show, Royal International Horse Show and other major championship shows. This is a great opportunity for a candidate looking to get into professional grooming. You will be tacking up, turning out, plus more.

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Closing date: 11 Mar 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

    Expect to work 5 days out of 7, including at least one weekend day. Final shift pattern to be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Katie enjoys producing riders and supporting them in progressing through the levels.

Although primarily a showing yard, Katie has an extensive knowledge in many equestrian disciplines. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best.

Duties for the apprentice on a daily basis to include:

  • Mucking out
  • Yard duties
  • Turning out
  • Tacking up
  • Assisting at competitions
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with young stock
  • Handling and care of competition horses
  • Helping with Livery clients/horses

This position is open to competent riders and non-riders.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship.

All training will take place on the yard, with the employer and supported by Haddon Training.

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate their would be opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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 accommodation available to live on-site if required, however there is no space to bring your own horse. You must have experience already in handling horses, and you must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers.

About the employer

Katie Jerram-Hunnable and her team are based at Collins Farm in Essex, an accredited yard under the BHS and BSPS which can boast first class facilities. We are all extremely approachable and willing to assist all levels and abilities to help you enjoy the sport we love! We strive to achieve the best from the horses which has lead her to take titles such as Supreme Horse at Horse of the Year Show, Royal International Horse Show and other major Championship Shows. In addition to producing top class Hunters, Hacks, Cobs, Riding Horses, Ladies Side Saddle and Working Hunters for the show ring Katie also spends her time helping and encouraging riders to reach higher levels of competition through her expert training skills. During her less busy winter months Katie dedicates her time to her training clinics held at various locations through out the country.


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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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