Equine Groom Apprentice - Eventing Whittington Eventing

Whittington Eventing are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their hardworking, fun, team looking after a team of international event horses. The successful candidate will be given the platform and support to develop their skills and launch a career in the equine sector.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 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 successful candidate can expect to be working 40 hours per week. Shifts are to be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate can expect to be carrying out daily duties such as:

Duties will include:

  • Mucking out
  • Tacking event
  • Attending events
  • Lunging
  • Riding (competent only)
  • Turning out

As there is a requirement to attend events, applicants must be willing to travel. 

The training you will be getting

  • Equine groom level 2
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

All training will take place at the employer's premises, with the support of the employer, and will be carried out by Haddon Training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion, there may be an opportunity to progress onto the level 3 apprenticeship and/or gain permenant employment with the employer. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Accommodation is unfortunately not available but livery for own horse is possible. Previous experience with horses or ponies is essential, ideally riding within a pony club or riding club so the basic understanding of how to care for horses and ride is established. This is a very exciting opportunity for somebody to work with and learn from a top level rider and head girl that have a vast experience of knowledge to pass on.

About the employer

Whittington Eventing are an internationally competing eventing yard, who look after international event horses ranging from 4 year olds - 5* horses.


Whittington Eventing






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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




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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