Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice POLWHELE HOUSE CORNWALLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Polwhele House School in Truro are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as an Equine Groom Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the Equine industry and develop new skills.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    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

    Hours between 8.00am and 4.00pm set by rota, with approximately one weekend in four off. Lunch provided on weekdays in term time. Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000240326

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The ideal candidate will be willing to work across 5 days including weekends and is positive and flexible.

The main duties are:

  • Mucking Out and Field Maintenance – general clean up, fencing, weed control etc.
  • Turning out/bringing in horses
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Changing rugs, tacking up
  • Exercising horses and ponies both ridden and in-hand
  • Lunging
  • Assisting with general running and managing yard duties
  • Assisting with events, in-house competitions, travelling to shows
  • Assisting with lessons i.e.; leading

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Equine Groom
  • They will also complete an Emergency First Aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential progression to Lev 3 Senior Equine Groom for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

The ideal candidate will enjoy being with children, be a good team leader and team worker, and equally good at working on own initiative, capable of identifying tasks that require attention, and showing great pride in their work.

About the employer

Polwhele House Riding School is part of a private school, set within 30 acres of parkland and woodland on the outskirts of Truro. The riding school operates for pupils in term time during the week, and opens to the public on Saturdays and in school holiday periods. There are 8 horses and ponies, stables, tack room and feed room an outdoor arena with jumps and equipment, and portable cross country jumps for the Summer months. The Riding School is a licensed 5-star establishment and a Pony Club Centre. Small and Friendly, we cater mostly for children, offering lessons, hacks, Summer Camp and school holiday activities.

Employer

POLWHELE HOUSE CORNWALLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Address

POLWHELE HOUSE LIMITED

TRURO

CORNWALL

TR4 9AE

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Training

Training provider

SHELDRAKE TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Rob Dawkins

busdevmgr@sheldraketraining.co.uk

01980 845556

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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