Location: Ilminster
Position Available: Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? yes
Weekly wage: £157.50 (based on 45 hour week)
Working week: 5.5day week incl weekend day. Mon, Tues, Wed morning, Thurs, Fri and Sun – Typically 8am – 6pm (7:30am start on Sunday), also may be required to do a late finish on Tues/Thurs to cover evening lessons. 1 hour lunch break and 15min am

  • Total hours per week: 45.00
  • (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

Course: Level 2/Level 3 Diploma in Work based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Chris Matravers


About the yard: Drakes Farm is a medium sized Riding School and Livery Yard with excellent facilities such as a XC, SJ paddock, indoor school and lots of on and off road hacking.

Vacancy Description:

Groom Apprentice Position – Full Time

We currently have a position available for a Groom Apprentice at our riding school/livery yard just outside Ilminster. We are looking for someone with experience of working with horses and ponies, who is happy to take part in all the day to day tasks required to run a busy yard. As we are a riding school and active pony club centre, good customer skills and an enjoyment of working with children is essential. A positive attitude and good team working skills is also a must! An interest in teaching riding would be looked upon favourably.

In return for your work, you will receive regular formal training from our qualified instructors and grooms in addition to gaining essential practical skills and experience. You will then be able to achieve formal Industry qualifications, under the guidance of our Apprenticeship provider.

This is a busy job, but we try to have fun and plenty of laughter, opportunity for lots of riding on safe, sensible horses, we also offer a staff livery package if you have your own horse.

5.5 day week including one weekend day.
Salary – NMW for apprentices.

Future Prospects: On successful completion of the Apprenticeship candidates will be considered for ongoing employment.

Skills Required: Some basic riding experience desirable but not essential. Basic horse handling skills required. Must be punctual and have good time keeping

Personal Qualities: The right candidate will be well motivated and keen to learn. Must enjoy working with animals and people as this is a customer facing role.

Qualifications Required: None required

To apply for this role, please email your full Equine CV & Covering Letter to Irma Sutton via isutton@summerhouseec.co.uk

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