Equine Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Downgate Farm Llp (Employer)

Haddon Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 40 Hours Per Week
12 months (duration)
19 January 2022(start date)
Equine groom (apprenticeship standard)
17 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Downgate Farm is a small private livery yard in East Sussex. They are looking for a Level 2 or 3 Equine Apprentice to train and work alongside very experienced grooms and staff in a friendly environment.


Downgate Farm is a friendly, family run-yard near Heathfield, East Sussex where each horse is guaranteed to receive personalised care and attention from knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Our facilities firstly include a five-horse walker, lunge pen, post and rail paddocks for grazing, 25 x 60m outdoor school, full set of show jumps and extensive off-road hacking with an all-weather gallop within hacking distance plus a lunge pen and lastly a solarium wash bay. Therapy treatments and rehabilitation equipment also available. Onsite is a UKCC Level 3 and BE accredited trainer to help and coach and access to the best vets and farriers in the country.

The apprentice will be joining a very experienced, friendly and dedicated team.
Usual yard duties to include mucking out, feeding and watering horses, changing rugs, turning out and bringing in, giving the best care available to ensure the horses well being, keeping the yard, paddocks and arena tidy and clean.

Future Prospects

  • Opportunity to progress onto L3 apprenticeship after completion of L2

Skills Required

Experience with horses is required
Must be able to work harmoniously with the team
Organised with excellent time management

Qualities Required

Kind, loyal and hard working
Positive can do attitude particularly throughout the winter months!
Proactive and passionate about learning and developing skills and knowledge.

Qualifications Required

GCSE Level 4/ Grade C in Maths and English or equivalent.Contact Haddon Training to discuss if not yet achieved - Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills Maths and English

Training Provided

Full Apprenticeship Training through Haddon Training
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