Equine Groom Apprentice for busy Showjumping and Sales Yard. MR MYLES WEST

Myles West is a multi talented rider competing in mainly Showjumping and is based in Orpington, Sussex. He is looking for a well-presented, upbeat, motivated person who will take pride in their work, to join his team. The yard is busy with masses of variety as Myles has all sorts of horses in for sale, backing and behavioral problems.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 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).

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  • Working week

    Sunday - Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All  normal yard duties to include:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out, rugging , grooming
  • lunging, assisitng with the young horses
  • preparing for and grooming at shows
  • Riding available to the right candidate

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship, with the employer at the employers premises, and supported by Haddon Training
  • You will also be supported in completing Functional Skills at Level 1 and/ or 2 in maths and English if you have not yet achieved a 'Pass' grade

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the right candidate, there is the possibility of progressing to a Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship upon successful completion of Level 2, or possiblity of a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Passion for horses


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

There is no accommodation available however the yard is conveniently located right next to the train station so is easily accessible , livery is available to the right candidate .

About the employer

Myles West is an experienced, freelance rider and trainer offering professional breaking, schooling and tuition. Myles is based at Chelsfield Equestrian Centre. His aim is to provide the highest quality education and assist in the development of a successful partnership between horse and rider across any equestrian discipline, but he specializes in Showjumping , and is out regularly competing. Specialising in young and problem horses Myles’ many years of experience has enabled him to develop the knowledge and skill needed to sympathetically train and correct both horse and rider. Always keen for a challenge, Myles’ patient but “can do” positive attitude and wealth of experience means he can teach and train anyone at any age and ability and is excellent at imparting his knowledge in a clear and concise manner.




Chelsfield Equestrian Centre

Church Road



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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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