Equine Groom Apprenticeship PK Stud

PK Stud is offering a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice groom to join a family-run business specialising in breeding and producing show jumpers with world-class bloodlines and abilities. We are successful show jumpers and have a small breeding programme with top-quality mares and stallions who have some of the best bloodlines in Europe.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 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 40 hours per week, final shift pattern to be agreed with the successful applicant. Please expect to work at least 1 weekend day.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

PK Stud are successful show jumpers and have a small breeding programme with top-quality mares and stallions who have some of the best bloodlines in Europe. As well as having an excellent choice of young show jumpers for sale, they also take horses to produce for owners at any stage of their career, including breaking in, training, competing, or on sales livery.

They have a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach on-site and can offer training for every level horse and rider.

The successful candidate must be confident in handling youngsters.

General yard duties will include;

  • Mucking out
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Bringing in and turning out
  • Clipping/pulling/trimming/plaiting
  • Bathing
  • Schooling
  • Exercising horses (including lunging, horse walker, long reining)
  • Bandaging
  • Rug changing
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist
  • Paddock maintenance

The training you will be getting

You wil be working towards the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship with your employer and the support of Haddon Training.

All training will be completed at the employers premises so you will not need to attend anywhere else.

If you do not have maths and English at Grade 4 or above, Haddon Training will support you in gaining Functional Skills qualifications in these subjects.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right candidate, there is the possibility to progress on to a Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship upon successful completion of the Level 2.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, 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 in all weather conditions so any applicant must be willing and able to do this. There is no accommodation available on site, so any applicant must be able to reliably make their way to and from the yard each day.

About the employer

We are a family-run business in Berkshire specializing in breeding and producing young show jumpers with world-class blood lines and abilities. The owners are successful show jumpers and have a small breeding program with top-quality mares and stallions.


PK Stud





RG25 2PL

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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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