Apprentice Equine Groom - Horse Care - Competition Yard NORTHCOTE STUD LIMITED

A keen apprentice wanting to learn about a busy competition yard for this rare opportunity at Northcote Stud. The facilities host a number of British Showjumping affiliated events, as well as hiring out their world class facilities, so plenty of opportunities for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 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

    Days and hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A rare opportunity has come up at Northcote Stud. The facilities hosts a number of British Showjumping affiliated events, as well as hires out their world class facilities.

The yard consists of 40 horses mainly competition based jumping internationally. The yard currently stands 2 stallions.

The ideal candidate will be looking after the competition horses and all general horse care inc:

  • Mucking Out
  • Lunging
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Grooming inc being taught how to clip 

No day is the same at this location with the candidate getting full experience of horse care, and busy show days. The ideal candidate may have the option to go to shows and this location also travel abroad competing internationally.

The training you will be getting

  • A level 2 certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • All training will take place within the workplace
  • Your dedicated trainer coach will visit you at work every 4 weeks
  • Functional Skills maths and English if required, apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to Level 3 Senior Groom
  • Travelling Groom

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, 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 on site - due to the remote location you will need your own transport. Livery for your own horse is available.

About the employer

Competition venue and livery yard with stallions on site, based Blackburn BB6








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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


Haddon Training


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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