Equine Groom-L2/L3-Trekking Centre

  • Studland Trekking Centre
  • Studland , Dorset
  • £Competitive

Studland Trekking Centre are a small friendly stables situated in the picturesque village of Studland on the Dorset coast, 10 minutes from Swanage and 30 mins from Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry. With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heathland, they are lucky enough to offer some of the most stunning riding in the UK. They have rides suited to all abilities, from complete beginner to experienced riders and offer both group rides and private / semi-private rides so that you can make the most of your ...

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Equine groom (ST0166)
  • Employer
    Studland Trekking Centre


Studland Trekking Centre offer a full livery service where horses are cared for by a team of wonderful and highly skilled staff of which you could be part of! They offer rides out and a B&B services to customers whilst on holiday.

As an apprentice you will be given full support and training from all of our lovely staff who will help you achieve your qualification. If you love working outdoors with horses then this is the perfect job for you. They are a small yard but can get busy particularly in the warmer months when more people want to ride out in the beautiful surroundings so you should be organised and able to complete tasks in a timely manner to ensure each day runs smoothly and rides and treks can start on time.

Usual yard jobs are included:

  • Grooming
  • Tacking up for lessons
  • Offering great customer service
  • Mucking out

With the position being ideally be suited to someone who can ride and is confident riding out in the open.

The apprenticeship is based onsite so not spent sat in a classroom. If you did not gain your Maths & English grades at school we can help you to gain these whilst on programme.

The interview will consists of a trial day working on the yard.

To apply for this role you have to be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years. If you hold a L3 Equine qualification already you are unable to apply for this role.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 242576)

Company website : https://www.studlandstables.com/

  • Have a good knowledge and awareness of safety issues
  • Enjoy working with people and to be able to communicate well with people of all ages
  • Organised and reliable
  • Desirable: be able to ride to a good standard
  • Can handle pressure - in the warmer months they can get busy
  • 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.

    • Be patient and and kind to be able to work with riders of all abilities
    • Mature and confident to deal with customers
    • Punctual and reliable
    • Motivated even when it's wet and cold!
    • Friendly and sociable

    Gain customer service experience

    Lots of riding oppurtunties

    For the right candidate. there is the possibility of a full time job upon completion

    Further development onto a L3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship.

    No accommodation available on site so you must be able to travel to and from the yard reliably each day.

    Own horse welcome on working livery only.

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    Opportunities with Haddon Training Ltd

    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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