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• Newport, Isle of Wight •

If you are looking for a new opportunity to earn while you learn, HTP could have the Apprenticeship for you!

The Island Equestrian Centre are offering a Level 2 apprenticeship in Horse Care and Riding.

Starting on a traineeship with a full training allowance you will spend the first 8 weeks making sure working in the horse industry is right for you.  You will then move onto a fully employed apprenticeship in September.

Main duties will include:

  • Mucking out,
  • Grooming,
  • Keeping the yard tidy,
  • Tacking up,
  • Assisting with lessons.

Units you would cover starting in September would include:

  • Clean and maintain stables,
  • Provide feed and water to horses,
  • Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses,
  • Restrain horses using specified methods,
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety,
  • Maintain and develop personal performance,
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others,
  • Fit and remove horse clothing.

Desired Qualifications:

  • No previous qualifications are needed.

Personal Qualities:

  • Confident,
  • Attention to detail,
  • Organised,
  • Positive,
  • Task driven,
  • Possess an enthusiastic and outgoing personality,
  • Willing to train to obtain further experience and qualifications,
  • Committed,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Friendly with a professional communications/customer service approach,
  • Enjoy working outside in all weathers,
  • Have a passion for horses,
  • Be able to take and follow direct instructions,
  • Be able to work independently and in a team,
  • be flexible on working times.

In return you would receive:

  • Working in a friendly and supported environment,
  • Have a wage,
  • Lessons and hacks out,
  • Full training and support with your qualification.


  • National Apprenticeship Wage.

Starting date:

  • The Traineeship start date will be July, ready to start an apprenticeship after the school holidays in mid September.

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Post expires at 5:00pm on Sunday June 30th, 2019