Equine Groom Apprenticeship Enborne Equestrian Centre

A great opportunity for an enthusiastic apprentice groom to join a well-established riding school and competition venue. Perfect for someone looking to get started in the industry!

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Closing date: 06 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

    Weds through Sunday (5 days) Monday & Tues OFF 40 hour week: Weds - Fri 9am-6.30pm, Sat & Sun 7am-4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are a busy, fun, friendly and family orientated riding school, just outside Newbury. There will be plenty of opportunities to progress and develop skills, both in riding, yard work and handling horses.

Daily jobs will include;

  • mucking out
  • turn in /out
  • tacking up
  • general daily care of our lovely well mannered horses.

Ideally you will have had some experience with horses. Catch, lead and tack up, muck out.

You must have a can do attitude and high energy. This is a physical job and you are on your feet all day. A willingness to learn and develop is essential. Must be enthusiastic and committed to doing the job required first and foremost and the ability to work individually and with others.

A riding groom would be preferred but non riding groom also invited to apply. However, there will be plenty of riding available on a wide range of horses for any ability. There is a chance to compete in, in house competitions and externally, the opportunity to go out off site in the lorry schooling / competing for the right individual.

NVQ and BHS qualifications available to work towards.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship.

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

For the right candiate there will be the opportuunity to work towards your BHS exams, competing, teaching etc. It depends on what you are interested in moving on to!

There is also the possibility of progressing on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Single occupancy accommodation available (Mobile home). No dogs or pets allowed. Livery for own horse available if required. Please be aware that this is a non-smoking site!

About the employer

We are a BHS approved centre that is 5 star rated with the local council. A fully equipped modern horse riding and hacking centre that caters to all ages and abilities. Our team of professional riding instructors deliver in-depth riding lessons that are fun and tailored to your abilities and level of ambition. Enborne Equestrian Centre also provides hacking, livery, horse sales and horse shows.


Enborne Equestrian Centre




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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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