Equine groom apprenticeship Finlake Riding Centre

An equine apprenticeship is offered for an outstanding Equestrian Centre based in the beautiful South Devon countryside. The position will include: General yard duties i.e. mucking out, turning out/in, riding and exercise and assisting with a variety of competitions.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00

    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

    35 Hour week on a rota pattern. Will include working weekends for competitions. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000258177

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lunging training
  • Riding and exercise of horses
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Functional skills if required

The training you will be getting

his is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship
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

The opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom advanced 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

This is a rural location so please consider how you will get to and from work before applying. There is no accommodation available

About the employer

Finlake Riding Centre is situated in the beautiful Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Adjacent to Finlake Holiday Park it benefits from scenic off road hacking in private parkland and woodland trails. All the bridle tracks have been 'all weather' surfaced so that even in inclement weather under foot remains good. All our horses & ponies are extremely well cared for by our dedicated team of staff and the horses welfare and customer safety is paramount.

Employer

Finlake Riding Centre

Address

1 STOKELAKE FARM COTTAGES

CHUDLEIGH

DEVON

TQ13 0EH

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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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