Equine Groom Apprenticeship Four Winds Equestrian

Four Winds Equestrian is a BHS approved Riding school & Livery yard near Spalding, Lincs. They are looking for an equine groom to join their team. This is the ideal apprenticeship for someone looking to start their career in the equine industry. Duties include feeding and watering, grooming and tacking up.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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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

    Working 4 or 5 days out of 7, weekend work to be expected. Final shift pattern to be discussed and agreed with the successful applicant. If required, there is the opportunity to live on-site.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All usual yard duties would be included such as:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Keeping the yard clean and tidy
  • Applicants must already have basic skill level of working with horses but there will be plenty of support to improve. Also, opportunity for regular lessons and chance to compete at our shows

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Also, if required, working towards your Functional Skills in maths and/or English at Level 1 or Level 2
  • All training for the apprenticeship will be completed on site with the employer and Haddon Training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There could be a chance of employment at end of apprenticeship or progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

This role will require working outdoors in all weather conditions, so any applicant must be able and willing to do this.

About the employer

With a lifelong passion for horses Paula started Fourwinds Equestrian Centre lover 40 years ago way before the internet and facebook. Having successfully competed at novice and intermediate eventing, Paula now focuses on dressage. She is still actively involved in teaching within the riding school, from beginner to advanced level. Paula is responsible for the staff and student training, is a qualified assessor and verifier for NVQs.


Four Winds Equestrian





PE11 3QJ

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024