Senior Equine Groom Apprentice - Showing/Stud/BS Yard THE COUNTRY FARM STUD LTD

Country Farm Stud are looking for a reliable and committed apprentice to join their established team as a Senior Groom. The successful candidate 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: 29 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

    The successful candidate can expect to be working 40 hours, over 5 days, per week. Shifts are to be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include all general horse care:

  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Riding
  • Lunging
  • Clipping

Applicants must be willing to travel to shows, with the employer, as it may be a requirement. 

The training you will be getting

All training will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be carried out by Haddon Training. 

Level 3 Senior Equine Groom.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completion, there may be an opportunity for the successful candidate to gain permenant employment and to further improve their knowledge and skills in breeding and stud work. 

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

Accommodation is available on-site and there is space for your own horse. The role is for a senior apprenticeship, so previous, established, horse-handling experience is essential.

About the employer

DEFRA Approved stud farm based Preston PR3 6BN Established for 20 years Country Farm Stud has grown from a small family run stud to one of the largest Sports Horse Stud Farms in the UK with the underlying reason for this growth being customer referrals and recognition of our stallions quality. As well as standing our stallions there are many other sides of the business into which it has diversified. These include semen freezing & storage along with other stallion services. It has attained DEFRA approval for EU export of semen. It is also an approved A.I centre for chilled semen and also is an educational site in conjunction with Craven College offering various courses.








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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

Senior equine groom

Level 3 (A level)

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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