Equine Groom Apprentice - Eventing Yard Emma Forsyth Equestrian

Emma Forsyth Equestrian have a position available for an apprentice to join their team and support with general running of their busy commercial yard. Emma Forsyth is a former 5 star event rider, UKCCL3 coach with BE, and also a List 4 BD Judge - and has the knowledge and experience to give the successful candidate the best chance to succeed.

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Closing date: 31 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

    Working hours will be from 7.30am and you will be required to work some weekends

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    21 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Riding is possible for a suitably capable jockey. General duties will include:

  • Lunging
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Mucking Out
  • Turning out

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, there may be the opportunity to gain permanent employment and/or progress with further coaching/horse care qualifications (such as the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship). 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation 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

Must have previous experience with large horses. Livery for own horse is available but unfortunately no accommodation is available. Candidate must be honest and self motivated to work to a high standard in industry time. A cheerful person who has a true love for horses and is willing to offer them the best of care at all times. You must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years or more.

About the employer

Emma Forsyth is a former 5 star event rider and UKCCL3 Coach with BE and also a List 4 BD Judge. She is based in Warwickshire CV35.


Emma Forsyth Equestrian


Hillcott Stables

Butlers Marston


CV35 0ND

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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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