EASTON AND OTLEY COLLEGE
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
- Long term prospects are excellent for the right apprentice who can demonstrate excellent time keeping, a passion for the role and flexibility
- 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 InformationApprentices 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Equine Groom Standard including Functional Skills in maths and English if required
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