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Equine Groom Apprentice Barguse Riding Centre

Barguse Riding Centre are pleased to offer a Equine Groom apprenticeship position at their riding centre. As an apprentice Equine Groom you will help muck in with all aspects of horse care and provide support in preparing horses for lessons with learners.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

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

    Monday to Friday, 08:45 - 16:15

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a practical role where you will be involved in all aspects of equine care and management. You will be responsible for caring for horses to a high standard and provide support to clients attending the riding centre for riding lessons / competitions.  

Daily Duties include:

  • Safely handling and moving horses from the fields
  • Grooming and tacking up horses for lessons
  • Feeding horses
  • Cleaning stables
  • Clean of equipment, such as tack
  • Interacting with clients
  • Exercising horses (subject to experience and

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship standard.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.

You will be required to attend Duchy College Stoke Climsland on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progress to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom
  • Progress with the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Horse handling experience, Confident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to have riding experience / horse handling experience (grooming and tacking up). Riding tuition/training will be provided weekly (subject to suitability).

About the employer

Riding school/Competition centre based in mid Cornwall based near the village of Lanivet, just 5 mins from the A30. We have a reputation for quality lessons with a high degree of technical expertise. We provide riding lessons for predominately local riders. We also have a retail tack shop on site.


Barguse Riding Centre





PL26 8RU

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Training provider





Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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