Equine Apprenticeship Gothersley Livery Stables

Livery yard based in the West Midlands are seeking a new team member. The position will include general yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, and caring for the clients horses. Ideal for a candidate passionate about horses and looking to start a career in the equine industry.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00

    Pay will be reviewed on successful completion of the probation period

    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

    5 days a week to include one weekend day on a shift rota pattern. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000252355

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All aspects of horse care e.g

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lungeing
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Functional Skills if required

The training you will be getting

  • This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship
  • Maths and English functional skills if required
  • There is scope for either the riding or non-riding pathway to be chosen and this will be discussed at interview
  • Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment
  • To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the right candidate there may be progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom 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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the rural location of this apprenticeship, you must be able to get to work reliably, there are no public transport stops near by. Also, due to the nature of this role, you must be happy to work outdoors in all weathers. There is also no accommodation provided.

About the employer

Gothersley Livery Stables is a family run business which has over 30 years of experience looking after horses. This gives us the advantage of being able to create an environment which makes horse owners lives as enjoyable and as hassle free as possible. The yard is situated 5 miles from Stourbridge, 4 miles from Enville and 3 miles from Kinver. The yard is set in 400 acres of privately owned fields and woods, which makes fabulous off road riding through woodland trails and open fields.

Employer

Gothersley Livery Stables

Address

GOTHERSLEY FARM

GREENSFORGE LANE

STOURBRIDGE

DY7 5AZ

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Training

Training provider

SHELDRAKE TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Rob Dawkins

busdevmgr@sheldraketraining.co.uk

07446 522972

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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