Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship Barguse Riding Centre

Barguse Riding School are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Level 2 Equine Groom apprentice! Barguse caters for all levels of ability and ages, and is Pony Club accredited. Barguse is a great place to work if you would like to progress in riding or teaching/coaching.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 22 Jul 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

    30-40 hours per week on a rota basis. Shifts and days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • 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 – manure picking, fencing, weed control etc
  • Turning out/brining 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 client’s events
  • Assisting with lessons i.e.; leading

The training you will be getting

  • You will gain a level 2 apprenticeship qualification in Equine Groom & also an Emergency First Aid qualification. 
  • You will need to attend our Duchy Stoke Climsland one day a week, with the rest of your working week in the workplace at Barguse. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There may be an option to progress onto the Senior Equine Groom Level 3 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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, A can do attitude, Resilience, Strong work ethic, Reliable, Diligent


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to have suitable transport to and from work and college.

About the employer

Barguse Riding School is located on the edge of Bugle surrounded by open countryside and fields a lovely peaceful spot in a safe and child friendly location. Barguse caters for all levels of ability and ages.Barguse has an interest in Biometrics and the correct way of training horses from ground work to ridden. Barguse is Pony Club accredited. Barguse hold and run internal and external shows. Barguse has a Cross Country Jumps course. Barguse is a great place to work if you would like to progress in riding or teaching/coaching


Barguse Riding Centre


Barguse Riding Centre



PL26 8RU

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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



01209 616 452

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.