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Equine Groom Apprentice
(Strength & Learning Through Horses)


Edgware HA8 8QX

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16 months

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About this opportunity:

Strength and Learning Through Horses is an equine therapy charity working with young people age 5 – 25 from all over London and Hertfordshire who are struggling with mental health challenges, emotional and behavioural problems and / or learning difficulties. We provide equine assisted therapy services and alternative education programmes which involve working with horses on the ground, teaching young people about horse psychology and behaviour. The staff team encourage young people to transfer the learnings about horse behaviour to think their own emotions and behaviour and make positive changes which improve their life chances. We have a friendly staff team of 20 (mostly part time) staff, our staff are a combination of Equine Behaviour Experts and Mental Health experts as well as yard staff and youthwork trained staff.

Yard Duties will include:

  • Mucking out stables
  • Turning out and bringing in horses
  • Feeding, watering and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/long reining
  • Riding opportunities if wanted

Desired skills

  • Committed to learning is the number one skills required
  • Hardworking and not afraid of physical work
  • Must be able to be self motivated, work alone at times and as part of a team
  • Applicants will ideally have had some experience of handling horses and show this on application. Where there is no experience we would look for a compelling explanation as to why the person would like to apply for this role

Personal qualities

  • Committed to learning
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Good communication
  • Friendly

Desired qualifications

  • No previous qualifications necessary, the priority for the placement is to offer it to someone with a real drive to work in the equestrian industry
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or higher in Horse Care

Future prospects

  • Progression onto level 3 for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • Additional lunch budget of £25/week and financial support to help with travel to be discussed on an individual basis
  • Our site is accessible for people living in London. We have a friendly and welcoming staff team with a huge range of experience in different areas. Everyone’s skills are valued here and we invest heavily in training and learning from one another
  • There is no accommodation on site, own transport would be desirable but not a prerequisite, we are happy to discuss how we can help with transport for the right candidate via a transport fund and / or provision of an electric bicycle or similar transport
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise

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