Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Level 2 or 3 depending on experience (Ref: VAC001482935)

Salary: £3.70Closing Date: 04 Feb 2019Hours: 30

Business, Location – Mark Jackson Equestrian, Meldon, Morpeth, Northumberland

Employer Description: Mark Jackson Equestrian is a small family run yard with 25 horses – Offering livery, hunting, eventing and sales.

Vacancy Title: Equine Groom STANDARD Apprenticeship

Vacancy short description: An opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to work as an Equine Groom in Meldon, Morpeth, Northumberland

Training to be provided: Equine Groom Level 2 or Senior Equine Groom depending on previous experience and qualifications, functional skills if required, In-house Training with employer,

Working week: 30 hours - You will be required to work early morning, late evenings and weekends on occasion

Weekly wage: £111.00 (30hrs x £3.70)

Vacancy full description:

The position will include:

  • General yard duties
  • Mucking out
  • Preparing haynets
  • Filling water troughs
  • Care of horses
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Feeding
  • Care of horses after exercise
  • Customer Care
  • Working with the public
  • Dealing with show horses and competition horses.
  • Attending events and competitions

Skills required:

  • Must be confident with horses or around horses
  • Good time keeper
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Listen and follow instructions
  • Confident rider


Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate about horses
  • Be able to work with horses of all sizes
  • To have some experience with horses
  • A passion for show horses and competition horses

Qualifications required:

GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent). Functional skills will be undertaken at College by applicants without this qualification.

Future prospects:

Progression to level 3, Full time employment. Could run own yard, hunting or eventing.

Reality check:

  • Because of the remote location of the yard and the fact that there is no near public transport it would be advantageous to have your own transport or car.
  • Attitude and behaviour is a key element for the successful candidate. You must be able to take instructions and act on them appropriately.
  • You will be working outside in all weathers.

Important Information: Successful candidates will be required to attend a pre-screen interview prior to being put forward to the employer. 


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