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Equine Groom Apprentice
(Swallows Oast Stables)


Whatlington, TN33 0NR

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours


Apprenticeship Wage for probationary period.




Livery if required.

About this opportunity:

Swallows Oast Stables offer a full livery service with a yard that has been designed so that every horse can always see a friend, be it in the paddock or in their stable. With a happy and relaxed atmosphere where horses can enjoy the luxury of acres of space, individual turnout, off-road forestry commission hacking and individual care. Other facilities include; a large American barn stables that include rubber matting and an automatic drinker, 20×60 floodlit menage that rides superbly all year round, an all weather woodchip surfaced gallop, a barn kitchen for refreshments and socialising, plus staff living on site. Swallows Oast is a safe and supportive environment for horses, clients and staff.

An exciting opportunity to join a fun, friendly team learning all aspects for a future career in the equestrian industry.

Duties to include but not limited to;

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bring in horses
  • Daily care for horses
  • Daily yard maintenance
  • Feeding/watering/hay
  • Grooming/trimming
  • Exercising – riding/lunging depending on experience
  • Basic business interactions with liveries

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Hard working
  • Applicants should have some previous experience of dealing with horses and must show this on their application
  • Team Player

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

  • Opportunity to be offered a full time job after completion and possible Level 3.


  • 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.

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