Apprentice Equine Groom - Livery Yard - Acton Acton Hall

Acton Hall is a livery yard based in Acton ST5 they run a friendly, caring livery yard offering the best care for your horse and fabulous facilities. The apprenticeship will allow you to learn all about horse care and offering good customer service.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 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 working day is 8am-5pm and you will be required to work 1 weekend day.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Come and join the team on this friendly 50 horse livery yard.

Are you looking for work with Horses on a professional yard that strives to be the best?

Want the opportunity to develop your equestrian skills either with qualifications, career progression or both?

Acton Hall are looking for a motivated, self propelled individual who can provide the best care for our liveries prize possessions, their Horses.

The ideal candidate will be:-

  • In your element working outdoors
  • Neat with great attention to detail
  • Trustworthy and able to deal with responsibility
  • A great team player

The role job entails:

  • Mucking out
  • Tacking up
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • General yard duties

In return they can offer you further training, a career pathway with an established, reputable Equestrian Centre and a rewarding job in the great outdoors with Horses.

Wage dependent upon experience.


28 days holiday per year

The working day is 8am-5pm and you will be required to work 1 weekend day.

The apprenticeship is based onsite in a practical setting, so not lots of sitting in a classroom. If you did not gain your Maths & English GCSE at school we can support you to gain these whilst on programme.

There is limited riding for this role so best suited to a non-rider.

You must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years or more.

The interview will consist of a trial day at the yard.

The training you will be getting

  • A level 2 certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • All training will take place within the workplace
  • Your dedicated trainer coach will visit you remotely or at work every month

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent employment after apprenticeship
  • Progression to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

No accommodation on site. No option to bring your own horse Wage dependent on experience

About the employer

Acton Hall is a 50 horse livery yard. The surrounding countryside offers excellent hacking, perfect for fittening or relaxing. The arenas are set for schooling, jumping and circuit training and the all year round turnout means the horses can have their time too.


Acton Hall


Acton Lane


Newcastle under Lyme


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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


Haddon Training


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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