Sharon Hunt

Equine Apprentice


Sharon Hunt

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week 7am-5.30pm 40 hours per week between Mon-Fri with shifts TBC.
duration: 18 months
start: 16 December 2019
Bury St Edmunds
Intermediate(level 2)
Equine Groom Level 2 (GCSE) (apprenticeship standard)
9 December 2019 (application closing date)
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an equine apprentice working for an extremely prestigious yard.


Vacancy Description

Day to day jobs will include,

  • Mucking out to a high standard, filling haynets, poo picking fields
  • Turning out and bringing in (change of rugs etc)
  • Grooming and general care
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking up, untacking and washing off
  • Lunging and long reining according to experience
  • Shadowing our experienced staff and learning new things.
  • Opportunities to travel to competitions and assist with the preparations for shows

Learning from top level Olympic Bronze medal winner and UKCC level 3 coach. All equipment is modern and supports looking after top level competition horses. Accommodation is available for this position if required. Own horse a possibility for someone already out eventing

Future Prospects

  • Long term prospects are excellent for the right apprentice who can demonstrate excellent time keeping, a passion for the role and flexibility

Reality Check

  • Consideration should be given to the physical nature of this role
  • You will be on your feet for most of the day
  • Work can predominantly be outdoor so at times you will be hot, cold and/or wet
  • This is a fast paced top level competition yard

Other Information

Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment. Working week: Please be aware this role requires the successful applicant to be flexible and able to adjust hours to work weekends and later/early starts in order to meet the expectations of the yard according to seasons, workload, and agenda of events. Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.

Skills Required

  • You will have a genuine passion to begin a career in equine horse care and be willing to learn
  • You must have basic equine knowledge (i.e. able to put a headcollar on and lead a horse comfortably)
  • You will be hardworking, understanding the demands of a top-class event yard
  • You will be flexible on your hours as business dictates

Qualities Required

  • You will have a willingness to learn from the best tutors
  • You should be able to work as part of a team as well as work independently when required

Qualifications Required

  • 4 GCSE’s, or equivalents, incl. maths & English A-E/9-2.
  • Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment
  • The required grade is BKSB Level 1 or above but we will consider an Entry 3 grade if the student shows commitment to continue their maths and English learning

Training Provided

  • Equine Groom Standard including Functional Skills in maths and English if required
Apply now