Equine Groom Apprentice on Rehab Yard Saywell Equestrian

An exclusive opportunity has arisen at Saywell Equestrian for a candidate with existing equine experience to join their team as an apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to expand their equine skills and knowledge to boost their career in the sector.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Accommodation available for the successful candidate. Wages dependent on experience and to be discussed with employer.

    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 40 hours per week. Shifts to be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a non riding position with all general yard duties plus learning and assisting within a state of the art Rehab Centre . All general horse care duties required including:

  • Mucking Out
  • Grooming
  • Lunging
  • Turning in and out 

The training you will be getting

  • Equine groom Level 2 apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

The successful candidate can expect to undertake a minimum of 12 months' training which will take place out at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be carried out by Haddon Training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A full time position or progression onto the advanced apprenticeship (level 3) may be available after completion

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

Existing equine experience is required. Accommodation for successful candidate . Wages dependent on experience - which will be discussed with the employer.

About the employer

Saywell Equestrian is a equine rehabilitation centre based in Newark, that offer a wide range of therapy methods. International SJ and Coach Andrew Saywell are also based at the centre.


Saywell Equestrian





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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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