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Equine Groom Apprentice
(Luke Baber Dressage)

Location:

Horsham RH12 3DS

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months approx.

Application Deadline Date:

2.7.24

Weekly Hours:

30-40 hours, weekend work required.

Salary:

Minimum of £7 per hour

Positions:

1

Accommodation:

Available for the apprentice, and their horse!

About this opportunity:

One of the lovely team at Luke Baber Dressage is relocating, so they are now looking for a full-time competition groom apprentice to join their busy, hardworking, and committed team at Exfold Farm near Horsham in West Sussex. The successful apprentice is also welcome to house their horse at work and have access to training from top professionals! You also have the option of beautiful and comfortable onsite accommodation.

The ideal applicant will have experience working on a busy yard with competition horses, be conscientious, reliable with high standards of care, and turn out. You need to be competent with a calm manner have good people skills, be able to work within a team with a polite, cheerful attitude.

Duties include:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out
  • Tacking up
  • Exercising
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with young stock
  • Handling and care of competition horses
  • Helping with Livery clients/ horses
  • Assistance and training to clip, turn out to  a high standard to become a top groom on the International circuit.
  • Hacking horses.

Desired Skills and Qualities 

  • Previous experience and confidence handling a variety of horses is required and must be shown on application
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • The ideal candidate will help with general yard duties, and attend competitions. The candidate must be able to plat, clip, and turn out to a high standard.
  • We have a happy yard which is incredibly client focused because we are very lucky to have some lovely owners, so customer service is key.

Desired Qualifications 

  • English and maths GCSE’s, or equivalents, are desired.
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in Horse Care to be eligible for a level 2 apprenticeship.

Future prospects

  • Potential future employment for the right candidate if a suitable role is available.
  • Progression on to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom.

Training

  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment.
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and onsite visits throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise
  • You also have the option of beautiful and comfortable onsite accommodation.
  • Option to bring your own horse!
  • The yard is in West Sussex, only a short distance from Horsham where you can easily access London, Brighton, and London Gatwick!
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