Equine groom

Equine groom

“Working in partnership with horses and caring for their needs”

As an equine groom apprentice, you’ll enter a vocational industry, where you can expect to handle a variety of horses in different working environments. You’ll need to adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in ‘out of hours’ situations. You’ll be required to have dedication, commitment and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role. Living on site for part or all of the duration of the apprenticeship may be necessary. You’ll use your knowledge and understanding, practical experience, and empathy to maintain the horses’ physical and psychological wellbeing. You’ll be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties. You may also assist with the preparation of, transport to and care for horses at competitions, the races, sales and shows.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and PE

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but relevant experience would be advantageous

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/equine-groom

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies