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Job Title : Apprentice Groom
Employer : Cheveley Links Livery Centre
Location : Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DW
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Equine
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01552
Vacancy Short Description : Busy livery yard requires enthusiastic horse lover to work in our friendly team.


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 : To carry out all aspects of daily care of horse, under supervision and support of our team.
Main tasks include:-
- Mucking out
- Grooming
- Rug changing
- Feeding
- Exercising
- Care of fields
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 35 hours Mon - Fri
Salary : £122.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 05/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 15/04/2019
Personal Qualities : Love of Horses and being outdoors – Independence and initiative. Sense of humour
Skills Required : Essential – Good communication, tidy and organised
Desirable – Rider and Horse aware
Future Prospects : Good training in both riding care and competition work. Will prepare any student for a range of groom jobs
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Level 2 Standard Equine Groom
College Attendance: There is no regular college attendance required as the qualification is delivered almost entirely in the workplace.
Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.
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 Mon-Fri, 35 hours a week, 8am-4pm (1 hour Lunch), however, there may be the occasional requirement for weekend working.

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 : Long periods outside
Early morning
Dirty surroundings
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