Equine Groom apprentice Woollaton Equestrian Centre

An Equine Apprenticeship is offered for an outstanding Equestrian Centre based 5 miles south of Torrington. The position will include: General yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding and exercise and assisting with a variety of competitions.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80

    On the 1st Apr the pay rate will rise from £5.28 per hour to £6.40 per hour in line with the mandatory requirements set by the Govt

    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

    30 Hour week on a rota pattern. Will include working weekends. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226857

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lunging training
  • Riding and exercise of horses
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Functional skills if required

The training you will be getting

  • This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship. 
  • Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment. To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom advanced apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

This is in a fairly rural location so you will need to consider how you will commute to and from work. It is also a job that is predominantly outside so you will be required to work in all weathers. A positive mindset to this kind of work is definitely needed

About the employer

We are a friendly, family run riding school in North Devon offering riding tuition, hacking, stable management and lots more to all ages and abilities of rider.​ Situated in a tranquil and extremely beautiful location, we can offer a relaxing environment in which to be, learn a new skill and make new friends along the way!​ We pride ourselves in teaching people to ride slowly and progressively resulting in correct, competent riders with the proper skills to make their hobby the most enjoyable it can be.

Employer

Woollaton Equestrian Centre

Address

SOUTH WOOLLATON

PETERS MARLAND

TORRINGTON

EX38 8QH

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Training

Training provider

SHELDRAKE TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Rob Dawkins

busdevmgr@sheldraketraining.co.uk

01980 845556

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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