Equine Groom Apprentice - Eventing Gemma Gurvidi Eventing Ltd

Gemma Gurvidi Eventing are looking for an Equine Groom apprentice to join their internationally competing team. The successful candidate 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


  • Working week

    The successful candidate can expect to be working 37.5 hours per week. Shifts to be discussed with the employer. Candidates must be willing to travel for competitions, when required.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    15 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:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Filling hay nets, feeding and watering
  • Clipping, pulling, plaiting, trimming
  • Bathing
  • Rug changing
  • Paddock and yard maintenance
  • Schooling and hacking

For someone who is an experienced rider, this role has an option to include riding duties - but this is only an option, and not a requirement.

The training you will be getting

Equine groom Level 2, including Functional skills if required.

Training will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be delivered by Haddon Training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A permenant position with the organisation and opportunities to attend international events. 

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 best candidates will have experience with horses, or would have owned horses themselves. Experienced riders have an option to include riding duties in the role - this is not a requirement and can be discussed with the employer.

About the employer

Run by a highly experienced coach, who enjoys teaching riders of all standards. Eventing can help you work towards your goals, drawing up a specific plan for you covering both flat work and jumping.


Gemma Gurvidi Eventing Ltd






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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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