Equine apprenticeship Kimberly White Equestrian

KW Equestrian are looking for an apprentice to join their friendly team. The position will include general yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding & exercise. Would suit someone looking for a career in the equine industry.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,649.60

    This will rise on 1st Apr from £5.28 to £6.40 per hour in line with the Govt's National Minimum Wage increase

    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

    5 days a week to include one weekend day on a shift rota pattern. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000241233

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All aspects of horse care e.g

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lungeing and riding
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Functional Skills if required

The training you will be getting

  • This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship.
  • Maths and English functional skills if required.
  • There is scope for either the riding or non-riding pathway to be chosen and this will be discussed at interview.
    Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment.
  • To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the right candidate there may be progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship.

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

There may be the possibility to bring your own horse. Due to the rural location of this apprenticeship, you must be able to get to work reliably, there are no public transport stops near by. Also, due to the nature of this role, you must be happy to work outdoors in all weathers.

About the employer

KW Equestrian is a small professional family run showjumping yard based on the edge of the New Forest. Kim herself, is an international showjumper and current UKCC level 2 coach.

Employer

Kimberly White Equestrian

Address

CHILLWORTH TOWER FARM

CHILWORTH DROVE

CHILWORTH

SO16 7JH

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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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