Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Eventing Indie Vaughan-Jones Eventing

Indie Jones-Vaughan Eventing are looking for two dedicated groom apprentices, with riding ability, who are passionate about working in the equine industry and understand the commitment involved. The successful candidates will be given the platform and support to develop their skills and launch a career in the equine sector.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Own horse welcome with the opportunity to have lessons with indie who is qualified and ridden at 4* Eventing as well as bring own horse to shows, events and clinics when space is available.

    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

    Hours and days will be discussed during the interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

General duties will include:

  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Feeding
  • Maintaining the yard and fields

As a livery yard you will also be expected to be able to communicate with clients as well as work well in a team with others. There will be opportunities to learn how to break in young horses and to handle young stock. There are plenty of riding opportunities on this friendly family run yard and you will also have the chance to travel to events to groom.

The training you will be getting

All training will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and wil be carried out by Haddon Training. 

  • Equine Groom Level 2 Appreticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion, opportunites to progress onto the Level 3 and/or permenant employment may be available

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

The ideal candidate should have good communication skills, be a team player and get stuck in, use of initiative and be well organised and time efficient. Livery for own horse is available but unfortunately, on-site accommodation for candidate isn't.

About the employer

Indie Vaughan-Jones Eventing runs a small family eventing and livery yard based on the Norfolk Coast that offer a range of services such as breaking, schooling and hunter liveries.


Indie Vaughan-Jones Eventing





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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

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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