Equine Groom Apprentice - Showjumping Yard

Charly Edwards Equestrian


Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 30 May 2024


Charly Edwards Equestrian are looking for a fun hardworking apprentice, who is very willing to learn, to join their established team. They are predominately a showjumping yard with full liveries.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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

Training course
Equine groom (level 2)
Tuesday - Saturday, 08:00 - 17:00 (1 hour lunch).

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


1 Year 3 Months

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

  • 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.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Level 2 Equine Groom qualification.

Where you’ll work




SP11 0ET


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:

  • English (grade 4)
  • Maths (grade 4)

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
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

No accommodation or livery available and candidates must have previous experience of handling competition horses. All candidate must also be willing to travel, as there may be a need to travel to competitions. This role is non-riding but for the right candidate, there is a possibility of some hacking - but there will be no schooling. The apprenticeship is based onsite therefore, not lots of time in a classroom. If you didn't gain your GCSE grades in Maths & English, we can support you whilst on programme. To apply for this role you must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU 3 years or more.

About this company

Charly Edwards Equestrian is home to British showjumper Charly Edwards. Based in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire, Charly owns and runs this stunning yard as an equestrian training facility. Here at Charly Edwards Equestrian, we specialise in breaking and producing young horses for top sport showjumping. We pride ourselves on providing young horses with the correct foundations to enable them to be as successful as possible in the future. We treat each horse as an individual and provide for their individual needs. In addition to producing horses we offer our facilities for Arena Hire, Photoshoots, Clinics, Livery, and Lessons.

https://charlyedwardsequestrian.com/ (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

  • Upon completion, there may be opportunity to enrol onto the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship and/or gain permeant employment.
  • If this isn't suitable, the yard have offered support to gain employment at another yard.

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The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254060.

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Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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