Apprentice Equine Groom - Horse Care - Racing

Brian Meehan Racing


Closes in 19 days (Thursday 8 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 6 June 2024


Brian Meehan Racing is offering an opportunity that will enable you to learn the skills needed to successfully care for racehorses to a high standard and provides a solid introduction to the industry. This apprenticeship also fulfills the BHA requirements for those looking to apply for a jockey licence.

Annual wage
£13,312 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)
The successful candidate can expect to be working 40 hours per week between: Monday - Saturday, hours of work to 6:30am to 12:30pm then 4pm to 5:30pm.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 15 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

The successful candidate will undertake 15 months training whilst working towards their Intermediate (Level 2) Equine Groom apprenticeship. All training will be carried out at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be delivered by Haddon Training.

Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

Where you’ll work







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
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

Free accommodation is available on site, however there is no option to bring your own horse into livery. Accommodation onsite will be free of charge. Applicants must have racing experience and must be confident riders.

About this company

The Manton Estate, where Brian Meehan Racing are based, is arguably one of the world’s finest and most successful racehorse training establishments. Superb training facilities sit alongside the historic gallops and the state-of-the-art yard has been designed and built to ensure our horses will be able to perform at their best on the racecourse. Since Brian arrived at Manton in 2006, winners have been sent out, 6 of which have been Group 1. (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

For the right candidate there will be plenty of opportunities to gain experience and move into leadership, there may also be an opportunity to travel. 

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:



The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256105.

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Closes in 19 days (Thursday 8 August at 11:59pm)

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