Equine Groom Apprentice - Horse Care - Riding School ARNISS EQUESTRIAN LIMITED

Do you want to learn more about working with horses and develop your horse care knowledge and skills? Do you enjoy working with people and interacting with others? Want to work in a stunning part of the Country? The role includes assisting with the riding school, mucking out and feeding.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 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

    40 hours per week including weekend work. Days and hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Arniss Equestrian are looking for an apprentice to work on the riding school and livery yard grooming and caring for the horses, escorting rides in the New Forest and supporting the business by working and interacting with clients.

Arniss Equestrain is a BHS approved riding centre and livery yard, and a pony club linked centre, with facilities including arenas for dressage and jumping, cross country schooling fences and direct forest hacking.

The yard has 20 stables and offers a first class livery service as well as running a range of activities catering for children, adults, novices and the more experienced rider. As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to develop your skill set through regular training both towards your apprenticeship and BHS stages.

Main duties include:

  • Assisting with the riding school
  • Mucking out
  • Feeding
  • Tacking up

The training you will be getting

  • A level 2 Equine Groom certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • All training will take place within the workplace
  • Your dedicated trainer coach will visit you at work every 4 weeks
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate could be offered a Level 3 Senior Groom Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

We are a family run business situated in the village of Godshill on the edge of the New Forest National Park, just outside Fordingbridge. Jan Tupper welcomes you to visit the centre to see the facilities that we offer and to meet our staff and horses. We have direct access to a very large area of the finest riding country in the south of England, and from our yard you can ride out in to the New Forest without using public roads.








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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


Haddon Training



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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