Equine apprenticeship New Park Farm Equitation

New Park Farm Equitation are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in an Equine Apprenticeship, they are looking for an apprentice to join their friendly family-run 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

    £13,312.00

    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

    5 days a week to include one weekend day on a shift rota pattern (Shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000242041

  • 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 in maths and English (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.
  • There is scope for either the riding or non-riding pathway to be chosen and this will be discussed at the interview.
  • Enrolling in 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

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

Our business is based on the belief that the horses’ needs are of the utmost importance and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. At New Park Farm Equitation, we strongly believe that dressage should be fun for both the rider and the horse and we employ a personal and friendly approach to coaching.

Employer

New Park Farm Equitation

Address

NEW PARK FARM

ABBEY ROAD

MEDSTEAD

GU34 5PB

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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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