Equine apprentice Heazle Riding Centre

We are looking to recruit a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice to work in our busy family run yard. This is an ideal role for someone wanting to start their career in the equine industry. General duties to include; mucking out, turning out/bringing in, tack cleaning, as well as other tasks.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    This will be reviewed after 3 months

    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

    5 days a week to include one weekend day on a shift rota pattern.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227270

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lungeing and riding
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience

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
  • Maths and English functional skills if required
  • There is scope for either the riding or non-riding pathway to be chosen and this will be discussed at interview
  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the right candidate there may be progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom 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

Due to the rural location of this apprenticeship, you must be able to get to work reliably, there are no public transport stops near by. Also, due to the nature of this role, you must be happy to work outdoors in all weathers.

About the employer

Heazle Riding Centre and stables, is situated on the Devon / Somerset border just 3 miles south of Wellington and only 7 miles from Taunton. We offer tuition on an individual or group basis to adults and children. You will be part of a team helping our clients to learn to ride in safety and confidence .

Employer

Heazle Riding Centre

Address

HEAZLE FARM

CLAYHIDON

CULLOMPTON

EX15 3TH

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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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