Will 2 Win - Apprenticeship in Equine Groom - Level 2 or 3 (Ref: VAC001528278 )

Salary:  £3.90 per hour (30 hours per week) = £117.00 per weekClosing Date: 13 May 2019Hours: 30 hours per week (this may involve weekend work)

Will 2 Win/Philippa McKeever (Curry)  


Stampley Moss Farm, Blaydon-On-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE21 6LB

Employer Description: Philippa the owner of Will 2 Win is a British Show Jumping Level 4 Coach/Tutor. She competes all over the UK and has competed internationally and In 2013 she was the British Show Jumping Coach of the year

Will 2 Win provides show jumping coaching & horse training competing with between 5 to 8 horses.

Competition and stable groom, daily yard duties both at home and away.

Training to be provided:

Apprenticeship Standard

  • Equine Groom Level 2 or Senior Equine Groom Level 3 (depending on previous qualifications)
  • In house training with employer
  • Functional skills if required

Vacancy full description:

  • Mucking out
  • Tack cleaning
  • Preparing horses for competition
  • On floor assistant to Stable Jockey
  • Travelling to race competitions
  • Care of horses after exercise

    Skills required:
  • Must have a passion for horses
  • Calm nature
  • Able to handle fit competition horses
  • Able to take direction and follow instructions
  • Experience of yard duties
  • Reliable
  • Good time keeper
  • Willing to learn and develop new skills 

    Personal qualities:
  • Motivated for a career with horses
  • Empathy with horses
  • Tidy in work and appearance
  • Dedicated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Punctual

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: ­­­­­­­­­Will 2 win has contacts throughout Europe and the USA to place employee’s in future positions abroad if required.


 Reality check:

  • It is important that you are able to get to the Farm on a daily basis via public transport or by car and also our Kirkley Hall campus in Ponteland, Northumberland..
  • Sometimes you will be travelling to competitions so you may be staying overnight.
  • Physically demanding job
  • Working in the outdoors in all weathers
  • Must have good attendance as these are animals and rely on human care
  • Must be able to get to place of work
  • Possibility of having your own horse in livery onsite.

 Additional Important Information: There is caravan accommodation available on site which can be used by the Apprentice if they would like to live on site.

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