Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Abingdon & Witney College (Employer)

Haddon Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £153.55
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC.
12 months (duration)
14 January 2021(start date)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
12 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

There is an amazing chance to contribute to the work of the equine unit and curriculum area as a level 2 equine groom apprentice. You will be completing tasks to a consistently high standard and assisting in the efficient operation of all activities at the college's equine unit and stud farm.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a horse care apprentice to join the team at Common Leys Farm campus working with the equine yard staff. You should have experience of working with horses and be confident around a range of different types.

The college equine yard includes a variety of riding horses, youngstock and broodmares. You will get the opportunity to learn and develop new skills on the job and complete either a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship with Haddon Training. The level of apprenticeship will be determined by your previous qualifications and equine experience.

You should enjoy working with other young people and as part of a team.

You must have the ability to achieve functional skills in English and maths at level 1 or 2 and preferably have good previous experience with horses.

This is a full-time post with a working pattern that includes weekends and bank holidays on a rota.

The equine centre is based at Common leys Farm campus 3 miles outside Witney.

Duties may include:

  • Clipping/plaiting
  • Cleaning the lorry living area and horse area
  • Keeping grooming kit clean and organised
  • Organising rugs; checking they are correctly fitted and are clean and mended

Future Prospects

Opportunity for further qualifications and to progress onto L3.

Skills Required

  • Can demonstrate confidence around a range of different types of horses including young stock
  • Previous Horse Care Experience
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work methodically
  • An ability to pay close attention to detail to ensure horse welfare requirements are met

Qualities Required

  • The willingness and ability to successfully undertake an Apprenticeship in a horse care environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a range of people – students, staff, parents, employers
  • Can demonstrate positive approach to learning and change
  • The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • A flexible attitude towards working hours
  • An ability to work quickly and safely, following agreed procedures
  • The ability to work in a team environment

Qualifications Required

Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills maths and English, or C/4 or above at GCSE's or equivalent.

Training Provided

  • Full apprenticeship training supported by Haddon Training
  • Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
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