Equine Groom Apprentice - International Showjumping Yard Jonathan Bowman International Showjumper

Johnathan Bowman Equestrian are looking for an apprentice, who holds some existing experience, to join their amazing team. The successful candidate will be given the support and the platform to launch a career in the equine sector, at a internationally competing showjumping yard.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Shifts are to be discussed with the employer. TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • 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

All usual yard duties including:

The successful candidate can expect to be carrying out daily tasks, such as:

  • Tacking up
  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Feeding

Candidates must be willing to travel, as it may be a requirement as part of the role. 

The training you will be getting

  • All training will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be carried out by Haddon Training
  • Equine groom Level 2 (GCSE) Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permenant employment and/or progression onto the Level 3 may be available upon completion of the apprenticeship

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

Unfortunately, accommodation is not available but there is livery space available for your own horse.

About the employer

Johnathan is a BS Accredited Trainer, who provides structured, professional showjumping training, tailored to your current level of riding. Johnathan caters to all levels, from junior riders who are keen to perfect their jumping technique, senior riders aiming to improve and have fun on their horse, to serious competitors striving for first place at competitions. Based at Leigh Stud between Cirencester and Swindon, riders can travel to Johnathan to use the purpose-built facilities, or he can travel to your home or venue. Johnathan competes regularly, both at home and abroad, as well as producing young horses both for clients and for himself. He also runs the successful JB Academy, which offers a yearly programme of structured training.


Jonathan Bowman International Showjumper


Leigh Stud, 45 Malmesbury Road

NR Cricklade



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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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