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Equine Groom Apprentice
(Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre)


London, W3 7NS

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 Months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours


£7 ph




None provided

About this opportunity:

We are an inner-city community RDA riding school for children and young people, many of whom have learning difficulties and physical disabilities. We provide a safe environment for children and adults a like to flourish.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this easily accessible London location learning all the skills and knowledge for a career in the Equine Industry.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Preparing feeds, adding medicines or supplements to equine’s food.
  • Feeding, haying and providing water for equines.
  • Mucking/skipping out, bedding down, sweeping the yard.
  • Keeping allocated areas tidy such as the feed room, tack room and storage areas.
  • Keeping the yard tidy and safe in line with health and safety regulations.
  • Tack cleaning.
  • Turning out or bringing in from the field/caring for equines living out in the field.
  • Putting on and removing rugs as appropriate.
  • Tacking up and untacking equines.
  • Grooming/applying bandaging.
  • Caring for equines after being exercised or lunged.
  • Handling equines for the veterinarian, farrier or therapist.

Monitoring the continual health and well-being of equines:

  • Treat all equines as individuals.
  • Place equines in a stable which is appropriate for them to be happy and comfortable in.
  • Provide suitable turn out for all equines.

Monitor the weight of all horses and ponies to prevent health issues.

  • Alter their diet accordingly.
  • Provide a diet which is correct to the equines: weight, workload and age.
  • Provide supplements or medications where necessary.
  • Call the vet when necessary.
  • Follow veterinary advice on caring for sick or injured equines.
  • Treat wounds, including bandaging and changing dressings.
  • Care for and rehabilitate injured or sick equines.

Monitor the workload of equines and feed accordingly. This may be in combination with the

  • Preparing the equine:
  • Fit the correct tack for the rider.
  • Prepare the equine for a competition or show. This may include: bathing, plaiting up,
  • Preparing the equine for travelling.
  • Load and unload equines from a trailer or horsebox.
  • Prepared the box for travelling. This may include: loading the correct tack, first aid kit, rugs,
    food, hay, water etc.
  • Grooms will sometimes lunge, exercise or school the horses.

ALL Training Provided to all successful candidates

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

Desire 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

  • Employment for the right candidate after the apprenticeship, we are looking for long term applicants


  • 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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