Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Eventing Trew Eventing

A Level 3 Equine Groom Apprentice is required. Trew Eventing are looking for a hard-working apprentice, who has previous experience, to join their established team. The successful candidate will be given the platform and support to develop their skills and launch a career in the equine sector. Duties include: mucking out, turning out/bringing in tack cleaning.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 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 per week. Shifts are to be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A non rider position is preferred but the successful candidate has an option to hack horses, if they choose to. Candidates must be willing to to travel to national and international events to assist the current travelling groom - as this may be required.

General duties to include:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking up
  • Feeding Filling hay nets
  • Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming
  • Bathing
  • Rug changing
  • Paddock maintenance
  • Schooling
  • Riding First aid
  • Exercising horses from the ground (lunging, horse walker, long reining, pessoa training etc.)
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist.

The training you will be getting

  • All training will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of employers, and will be carried out by Haddon Training. 
  • Senior Equine Groom Level 3 (A level)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion, there may be an opportunity to gain permenant employment for the right candidate. 

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

Some horse care experience is essential to be successful with this application. Candidates must also be willing to travel for competitions. Unfortunately, accommodation is not available at the yard.

About the employer

Based in the heart of Kent, Foxbury Springs is the home of Trew Eventing. Event rider Adam Trew started his eventing career in 2011 which quickly progressed to being qualified 5* within the first 3 years after completing many prestigous events such as Blair Castle, Boekelo and achieving a top 4 finish at Ballindenisk. Hard work, a dedicated team and some fantastic owners means that Adam now holds an impressive string of quality event horses. Securing his position as an established event rider.


Trew Eventing





DA13 9HL

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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

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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