Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship (Lucy Struthers Showjumping) at KEITS

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Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship (Lucy Struthers Showjumping)

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated Apprentice who is looking to further their knowledge and skills.  The successful candidate will work alongside our current team handling and caring for our competition horses.

Working with professional people, the training will give a good foundation to go on and work in any sphere of equestrian.

A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image we pride ourselves on.

Yard duties will include:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • Feeding, watering and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/long rein
  • Tack cleaning
  • Handling stallions

Facilities include:

  • On the main yard there is 12 boxes
  • Solarium
  • Large  arena – 60 x 40 - with full set of show jumps
  • Wash bay
  • Horse walker
  • Individual and/or group turn-out
  • Feed room and hay barn
  • Small kitchen and seating area with tea/coffee making facilities
  • Tack room
  • Day and night monitoring by on site residents
  • Hacking
  • 24-hour CCTV

Running this small, family business allows us to tailor a bespoke package both horses, riders, owners and livery clients.

Training on site everyday / when required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team.  Within the role the successful candidate will be working toward a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horse Care with further training and employment available for the right candidate.

Training to be provided

Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Desired skills

  • Must be able to work alone at time and as part of a team
  • Applicants must have some experience of handling horses and show this on application
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Friendly
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English are desired
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or higher in Horse Care

Future prospects

Progression onto the level 3 apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

There is no accommodation on site, own transport would be desirable.

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.


Lucy was born in 1994 into a family-run farming business. Her Grandfather, Jim Struthers, her dedicated supporter and investor. Her mother, Madeleine Palmer, also a very competitive rider, who has been the driving force behind her, their farm and their land.

Lucy’s father, Bruce, and brother Marcus have supported and enjoyed Lucy’s success every step of the way. “inspirational” says Bruce. Being brought up around horses since she was a toddler, Lucy has gained hands-on experience and insights well beyond her years around the ethos of caring and owning horses; from high end foals to retired horses.

Lucy’s knowledge, determination & dedication has made it possible for her to focus on producing horses that compete at an international level. “I have some lovely horses at the moment, a really talented stallion called Hamish who is causing a lot of industry excitement, as is Ziggy – a British-bred gelding by Denver (a Son of Berlin)”.

And true to Lucy’s word the horses are jumping brilliantly. They’re produced methodically (not rushed) as Lucy builds on their strength, suppleness, straightness and attitude, giving them plenty of ring experience without overdoing it. She is always mindful to ensure that all the horses are improving all the time.

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