Apprentice Equine Groom L2/L3 - Racing

  • Eve Johnson Houghton
  • Blewbury, Oxfordshire
  • £Competitive

Eve Johnson Houghton is based in Oxford OX11. Eve started training in 2007 and had a flying start with 22 winners and has continued on an upward curve ever since, consolidating her position as a leading lady trainer. Eve scaled new heights with her breakthrough Group 1 & Royal Ascot winner Accidental Agent who scored in fine style in the Queen Anne stakes. ​Going forward, boutique trainer Eve is looking to keep on improving and increasing the size of the string whilst retaining the personal touch. During this apprenticeship you will get a chance to ride a variety of race horses and go to th...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    241844
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    02/11/2023
  • Start Date
    11/03/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
    Blewbury
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Equine groom (ST0166)
  • Employer
    Eve Johnson Houghton

Description

Eve is looking for a work rider/groom to come and join our successful Group 1 winning Flat yard on the Berkshire borders. They have a friendly team and a great bunch of horses for 2024 season. They are looking for experienced work riders, we would consider someone less experienced who rides well. The right candidate must have a good work ethic and be able to turn out horses to a high standard. We can offer the successful applicant:

Competitive Wages (higher than the rate recommended by NARS/NTF)

Free accommodation

Work only one weekend out of three

Good Pension Scheme

Chance to travel horses racing in UK/abroad

Career development

Free branded clothing

Pool money/Bonuses

The apprenticeship provides a solid introduction to the racing industry, and also fulfills the criteria from the BHA to enable you to apply for a jockey licence. All training and learning will take place at Eve Johnson Houghton, within your paid working hours.

General yard duties including:-

  • Washing off
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Riding
  • Mucking out

This is a practical onsite based apprenticeship therefore not lots of time spent in a classroom. If you did not gain your Maths & English grades at school we can support you to gain these whilst on programme.

You have to be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years in order to apply for this role.

The interview will take place as a trial day on the yard.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 241844)

Company website : www.johnsonhoughton.com

Good work ethic is the most important thing - we do take on staff with only little experience.

Ideally a Competant rider

A GCSE or equivalent pass in English and maths is beneficial but not essential. If you do not have passes, we will support you in achieving your Functional Skills English and maths qualifications alongside your apprenticeship.

All training will be provided on site during your paid working hours. Your day to day mentoring will be with your employer, and a combination of online and in person monthly sessions will be held with your Haddon Training Trainer Coach.

We are looking for someone with a good work ethic and a happy and outgoing personality.
Training to become a Head Person

Experience at the races

Progression to L3 Racing Groom

Permanent employment is possible after the apprenticeship ends.

Free accommodation

No own horse

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Haddon Training, est. in 1997 has a rich and established history primarily working with people of all ages who are undertaking work-based traineeships and apprenticeships in Horse Care, Animal Care and Business. In 2021 Haddon Training became part of the Educ8 Group, enabling it to expand and grow further than ever before.

Haddon Training is the preferred training provider for  British Eventing and British Showjumping. As an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 2 'Good' training provider, they deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications.

Haddon Training delivers traineeships and apprenticeships across England as well as apprenticeships throughout Wales.

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