Equine apprenticeship



Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 21 May 2024


KA Horses are looking for an apprentice to join their friendly team. The position will include general yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding & exercise (experience dependent). Would suit someone looking for a career in the equine industry.

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Equine groom (level 2)
5 days a week to include one weekend day on a shift rota pattern.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

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.

Where you’ll work





WV15 6LR


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Equine groom (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Desirable qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths and English (grade C/4 or above)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


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

Other requirements

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 no accommodation available

About this company

KA Horses aim is to offer a friendly and flexible livery yard to people and their horses so that everyone can share in our passion for horses. We also offer friendly, tailored riding lessons for both adults and children that bring results in the best way possible allowing you to progress quickly and safely.

https://www.kahorses.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

For the right candidate there may be progression on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship.

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Rob Dawkins


The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252420.

Apply now

Closes on Saturday 31 August

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