Equine Groom Apprentice - Breeding and Eventing Aston Mullins

Aston Mullins Stud are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company who will give the successful candidate the support and platform 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


    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

    Shifts are to be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a great opportunity for a Level 3 Equine Apprentice to get stuck in with the daily running of the stud, including, but not limited to:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Feeding and filling hay nets
  • Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming
  • Bathing and rug changing
  • 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

  • Senior Equine Groom Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • All trianing will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be carried out by Haddon Training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completion, there may be an opportunity to join the Aston Mullins team as a permenant member of the team

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

Previous experience working with horses is essential. A reference will be required. Candidates must be hard working and keen to succeed in the equine industry. A good sense of humour is a must! Accommodation is available if required.

About the employer

Aston Mullins Stud is owned by Simon and Mags Hope whose life-long passion for racing and bloodstock led to them acquiring the present 300-350 acre farm in the heart of the Vale of Aylesbury in 2000.


Aston Mullins





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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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