Job Title : Apprentice Groom
Employer : Crockleford Stud
Location : Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SF
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Equine
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01543
Vacancy Short Description : Apprentice groom position required for a competitive yard.
Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : Full time position working within the yard. Key responsibilities include:
general yard duties, stable management and maintenance, assisting feeding and turning in/out of horses,
grooming and show preparation
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 35 hrs Typically Mon-Fri Occasional Saturday work required
Salary : £129.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 22/02/2019
Possible Start Date : 04/03/2019
Personal Qualities : • Hard working
• Keen eye for detail
• Keen learner
• Can work to your own initiative
• Trust worthy
Skills Required : An interest in Equine is desirable and the ability to learn
Future Prospects : Strong possibility of the position leading in to full time employment as a yard groom
Training to be Provided : Equine Groom Standard including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
No regular College attendance
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour with effect from 1st April 2018. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: Typically Mon-Fri
35 hours a week
8-4 (1hours break)
Occasional Saturday work required
Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : You must be able to work in all weathers outside
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