Equine Groom Apprenticeship All Star Equine

An incredible opportunity to work for an International 5* Event rider. The successful candidate will gain experience grooming nationally at British Eventing classes and will be given the platform and support to develop their skills and launch a career in the equine sector.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The successful candidate should expect to be working 40 hours per week, spread across 5 days. Shift to be discussed with the employer (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate can expect to be carrying out daily tasks, such as: 

  • All general horse care
  • Mucking out
  • Clipping
  • Feeding
  • Lunging
  • Grooming

National travel should be expected. 

The training you will be getting

Training will be conducted at the employer's premises, supported by the employer, and delivered by Haddon Training. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion, there may be opportunity for permenant employment and/or progression onto the Level 3 Equine Groom apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

The ideal candidate would be an already established rider able to support the exercising of the horses. However we are able to cater for a non-rider. You must be capable at handling horses as the majority are competition horses. Possible accommodation for candidates who are 18 and older. Livery for own horse is available.

About the employer

All Star Equine are an experienced and dedicated team, headed by Kirsty Short. We are based in our own private yard in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. We now have the facilities to provide comprehensive training in all disciplines, as well as having a lovely calm environment for horses to join us for competition or training livery, as well as a perfect base for sales livery. The yard is also home to a number of successful SJ horses who regularly compete at British Showjumping. A number of liveries are also catered for.


All Star Equine


The Node

Mansells Lane



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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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