An Equine Apprenticeship is offered for an outstanding Equestrian Centre based in Durham. The position will include: General yard duties i.e. Mucking out, turning out/in. Assisting with a variety of competitions i.e British Dressage, British Show jumping.

Desired skills

Customer care skills
Team working
Physical fitness

Personal qualities

Ability to ask questions
Be able to follow instructions
Passionate about horses
Ability to work with all horse
Experience of horses

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 or A*-D or equivalent) essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3 or A*-D or equivalent) essential

Future prospects

Full time employment

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of Equine groom apprenticeship standard

Important Other Information

This can be a physically demanding role. You will be working outside in all weather conditions.

97.4% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

Destination data for Sunderland College 2019/20, Apprentice completers. 

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(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

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(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

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We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.

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Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting relevant qualifications all at the same time.

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