• £7,800.00

Westoak Hanoverian Stud is looking to recruit an Equine Groom Apprentice Level 2 into their small but very busy team within their yard, to gain all of the required skills when working with mares and foals within their care. You will learn how to groom plait and clip. Prepare horses for shows and sales.

Desired skills

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Level 2 apprenticeship, an opportunity to proceed to Level 3 apprenticeship is a possibility
We like our apprentices to stay with us and enter full time employment with our team

Important Other Information

Working outside in all weathers is an expectation of the job The horses require to be looked after all year round. You will need to study and work on a computer to complete your portfolio of evidence and for exams. You will be expected to keep a dairy and meet deadlines. We muck out every day. Sometimes you may need to come into work early or leave late when there is an emergency. Particularly during the foaling and covering seasons. We also have farm animals on site.

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