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Job Title : Apprentice Groom
Employer : Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure
Location : Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0ND
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Equine
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01544
Vacancy Short Description : The successful candidate will care for the horses and facilities at the Equine Unit to maintain horse welfare, and assist in maintaining resources and equipment required


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 : In this position you will be undertaking daily care and management of a range of horses:
- carrying out routine stable management duties
- yard work,
You will also care and look after a range of assorted animals
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hrs Typically Weds – Sunday 8.30-5.30 (1 hr break)
Salary : £129.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 05/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 15/04/2019
Personal Qualities : Good communication skills, enthusiasm
Skills Required : An interest in Equine is desirable, Reliable, Hardworking
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
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:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: Typically Weds – Sunday
40 hours a week
8.30-5.30 (1 hour break)

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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