Equine Groom Apprentice for 5 * Polo & Equestrian Centre OKL EQUESTRIAN LLP

OKL Polo & Equestrian is a five-star rated and licensed school, which delivers top tier instruction and polo lessons all year round for beginners to advanced players. They are looking for new equine groom experienced in handling fit horses and ideally a capable rider. Lots of exciting opportunities with this role including coaching, umpiring .

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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).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Expect to work 5 days a week including at least one weekend day. Final shift pattern to be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

General yard duties will include:-

  • Grooming
  • Liaising with clients
  • Tacking up
  • Riding
  • Preparing for matches
  • Mucking out

The apprenticeship is a work-based position with all learning being onsite. This is an excellent opportunity to learn all about polo in one of the most beautiful parks in the country.

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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical 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

This role will require outdoor work in all weathers so any candidate must be prepared to do this. Accommodation is available onsite.

About the employer

OKL Polo School is owned and managed by Olivia Lamphee, HPA & Pony Club qualified. Based at Cirencester Park Polo Club. Established in 1894, amid 3000 acres of parkland and woodland on one of the country's most beautiful parks, Cirencester offers the highest level of polo whilst retaining the charm of a delightfully relaxed country polo club. All polo lessons are bespoke and can cover riding polo style, precision hitting, positional plays and tactics. This apprenticeship will allow you to learn all about polo and the game itself.




Stable Barns, Ewe Pens Farm

The Park



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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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