This large and diverse industry offers opportunities working in areas such as livery yards and riding schools through to Stud and Racing yards. Skills, experience and qualifications can all make you stand out to potential employers as you progress your career, so why not consider the best of both worlds with an Equine Apprenticeship, to give you a mix of on- and off-the-job learning.
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee you can earn as you learn, gaining practical skills from the workplace, with support and training from Writtle University College. The new Apprenticeship Standards are designed to allow you to develop skills that are needed in the equine industry by combining knowledge and vocational competency elements, with transferable skills such as English and Maths.
What's involved with the Equine Apprenticeship?
Horses require skilled attention and devoted well trained staff to care for them. Therefore the Equine Groom and Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship has been designed to provide you with the expertise you need and allow you to specialise in a pathway to customise your learning to suit your interests and employment. The Apprenticeship can be studied at level 2 or level 3, to suit your experience and career.
The Apprenticeship program operates on a roll on roll off basis so learners can start and finish at any time during the year. In most cases the Equine Apprenticeship is delivered predominantly in the workplace. There are regular training workshops held at college by a qualified, professional members of staff with industry experience who will work with you as you progress through the apprenticeship.
On average our level 2 Apprenticeships take around 13-15 months and the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships around 18-20 months; however the time scale of an Apprenticeship is flexible and will depend on the Apprentices prior experience.