Level 2 Horse Care/Groom Apprentice Natalie Hogger

Yard groom required for busy friendly full livery yard. General yard duties together with some riding for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    minimum 30 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties to include:

  • Turning out
  • Mucking out
  • Poo picking
  • Grooming
  • Some riding

Applicant must be confident and willing to learn, work with enthusiasm and under own initiative.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Basic horse husbandry.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated
  • Ambitious
  • Conscientious
  • Good time keeper
  • Flexible

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required, however, must be capable of achieving a minimum Level 1 Maths and English. Experience and confidence with horses is essential.

Future prospects

A position on the yard as a groom with the opportunity to progress further.

Things to consider

Must be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

About the employer

A full livery yard with 20 stables offering a bespoke full livery service.


Natalie Hogger


Elm Lane




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Training provider

As well as working towards the Level 2 Work-Based Diploma Horse Care Apprenticeship full training will initially be given in regard to the daily care of a livery yard and the horses on it. Further training will be offered to include clipping, lunging, basic first aid, bandaging, travelling horses etc...

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Writtle College


Charlotte Puncher

Other information

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017