Equine Groom Apprentice - Riding School Pevlings Farm

Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables have a vacancy available for an equine groom apprentice (16-18 years). The role would suit someone with an interest in coaching or teaching. The successful candidate will receive the platform and support to develop their skills and launch a career in the equine industry.

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Closing date: 31 May 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

    The successful candidate can expect to be working 5 days a week - 4 weekday and 1 weekend day. This will equate to 32 hours a week plus occasional extra hours to assist with later lessons.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate can expect to be carrying out general duties including:

  • Mucking out.
  • Sweeping and cleaning the yard.
  • Handling and caring for the horses.
  • Preparing horses for lessons including tacking up and grooming.

The training you will be getting

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

After completion, the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Senior Apprenticeship and/or gain permanent employment may be available. Furthermore, dependent on interests of individual - additional support will be available for those wishing to pursue employment in a riding school environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

The ideal candidate will have an interest in pursuing a career in coaching/ instructing riding and some experience with horses and yard work would be beneficial. This position is for a ridden or non-ridden apprentice. Unfortunately, there isn't any accommodation but there a possibility that there's livery space for the successful candidate's own horse. To apply for this role you must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU 3 years or more.

About the employer

Established in 1985 our aim at this riding school has always been to provide a safe, friendly and informal stables where you can learn to ride and look after a horse/pony. We cater for all ages and a variety of abilities. Beginners are welcome and our lessons are aimed more at the leisure rider than the competition rider. We offer lessons in groups or individually on our carefully selected horses and ponies. Our instructors have a wealth of knowledge and experience to make your ride enjoyable. Whilst we cater mainly for children (and there is no minimum age) there are many opportunities for adults, however we are only able to accommodate lightweight riders and currently have a WEIGHT LIMIT OF 12 STONE (76KG). Alongside our riding school we have 2 stable blocks for DIY liveries.


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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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