Equine Groom Apprentice - Dressage/Livery Yard. Hill Green Farm Livery

Hill Green Farm Livery are a livery yard, who also have breeding and dressage horses, and are looking for an apprentice to join their team. The apprenticeship will allow you to work with top level dressage horses, breeding stock and a number of lovely liveries, as well as giving you the platform to develop your skills and launch your career.

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Closing date: 25 May 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 hours are on a rota basis and there will be some weekend work. Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This position is a non-ridden postion and daily tasks will include general yard and grooming duties such as:

  • Turning out
  • Bringing in
  • Rug changes
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging
  • Mucking out

The training you will be getting

Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • All training will be provided on site during your paid working hours
  • Your day to day mentoring will be with your employer, and a combination of online and in person monthly sessions will be held with your Haddon Training Trainer Coach

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion, there may be an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship and/or gain permenant employment. There may also be opportunities to groom at shows

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation 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 position is for a non-ridden apprentice. Prior experience is not essential but must have a great attitude. The employer are situated in a small village with limited public transport routes, so the ability to drive or have a method of commuting is vital. To apply for this role you must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years. Unfortunately, there is no accommodation or livery for own horse on site.

About the employer

Hill Green Farm Livery offer a range of livery services as well as having breeding and competition horses.


Hill Green Farm Livery





HP23 6HD

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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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