Equine Groom apprentice

Woollaton Equestrian Centre


Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 2 February 2024


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.

Annual wage
£9,984 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Equine groom (level 2)
30 Hour week on a rota pattern. Will include working weekends. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 1 Month

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • 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.

Where you’ll work




EX38 8QH


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Equine groom (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Desirable qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths and English (grade C/4 or above)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


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

Other requirements

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 this company

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.

https://www.woollatonec.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

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

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Rob Dawkins


01980 845556

The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000226857.

Apply now

Closes on Friday 30 August

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