Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship LAURA BRENNAN EQUESTRIAN CENTRE LTD

Laura Brennan is now looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their team and to to support someone in working towards their Level 3 Senior Equine Groom qualification. A great opportunity for someone to move into a more senior role in the equine sector.

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Closing date: 26 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

    You will be working 5 days out of 7, and must expect to work at least one weekend day per week. Final shifts to be agreed with the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Laura Brennan Equine Centre is a small, friendly, family run centre and have established a strong reputation across the area. They have done this through their caring and professional approach to both horse and rider.

General duties for the apprentice to include (but not be limited to):

  • 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 available
  • 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

  • You will be working towards the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship
  • All training will be done at the employers premises with the employer and supported by Haddon Training
  • If you have not achieved grade 4/C or above in maths and English already, Haddon Training will support you to complete Functional Skills in these qualifications at Level 2 (equivalent to grade 4 GCSE)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the right candidate, there will be the possibility of full-time standard employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, 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

No accommodation is available on site, so you must reliably have to get to and from the yard each day. Please note that you must be an experienced rider and to be able to ride to a good standard to be considered for this role.

About the employer

We’re a small, friendly, family run Centre and have established a strong reputation across the area. We’ve done this through our caring and professional approach to both horse and rider. The Centre is British Horse Society Approved & Pony Club Centre teaching riders of all ages and abilities. We specialise in training and preparation for College NVQ Diplomas, BHS, GCSE, Horse Owners, Progressive Riding Tests examinations, and The Riding Disabled. Welfare and education are our by-words.








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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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