Equine Groom Apprenticeship L2/L3-Top class livery yard

  • Litchfield Equestrian
  • Reading
  • £Competitive

The fabulous team at Litchfield Equestrian based in Reading RG2 are looking for two level 2 or 3 equine apprentice to join their friendly, professional, family-run yard specializing in full/ part livery service, with very high standards of care. Litchfield are looking to start one successful candidate immediately, and the other will be starting in the summer. They have a full and part livery yard with a wide variety of horses. This can be either a ridden or non-ridden apprenticeship. There is no accommodation on site Own horse a possibility

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246638
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    15/02/2024
  • Start Date
    20/05/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 Months

  • Location
    Reading
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Equine groom (ST0166)
  • Employer
    Litchfield Equestrian

Description

Litchfield Equestrian specialise in the sale of quality young horses and also offer breaking and retraining services designed to suit individual needs. They also teach children and adult riding lessons both in groups and individually.

Litchfield Equestrian are also able to offer Business qualifications for anyone looking to learn the business side of running a busy and successful competition and livery yard.

Daily riding lessons and daily lectures towards the Equine NVQ Levels 2 and 3 (as well as BHS exams may be funded by the employer). The yard buys youngsters and competes with a view to selling them at the end of the year.

Some of the Stable & Yard Management duties will include;

  • Preparing feeds and feeding
  • Preparing for exercise
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Lunging and putting on the walker
  • Turning out & bringing in
  • Mucking Out
  • Bathing
  • Assisting at Competition Days
  • Plaiting
  • Could include riding/competing in the competition if required


This apprenticeship is work based onsite so not lots of time sitting in a classroom. If you did not gain your Maths & English GCSE's in school we can support you to gain these whilst on programme.

Th interview will consist of a trial day at the yard.

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

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 246638)

Company website : www.litchfieldequestrian.com

Previous experience with horses is essential. Please note that applicants with no experience will not be considered for this vacancy.

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.

Successful candidate will be;

  • Interested in competition and livery
  • Hard working with a positive attitude
  • Confident handling and riding competition horses
  • Happy to work outside in all weather
  • Learn about selling horses
  • Grow your business knowledge
  • Develop your riding skills
  • Possibility to progress to L3 Equine Groom or go onto a business qualification.
No accommodation is available on site, so please ensure you can make your way to and from the yard reliably each day.

Taking your own horse into livery on site is a possibility and will be discussed with potential candidates.

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