An Apprenticeship in Equine

The Equine Apprenticeship framework has been designed with the industry so you know it will fit your needs.

It is designed to provide learners entering the profession with the skills and knowledge to progress into their chosen career.

The framework also provides a progression pathway to move into further education through vocational courses.

About the Apprenticeship

The Equine Apprenticeship framework at levels 2 and 3 has been designed with industry to provide learners entering the profession with the skills and knowledge to work in the sector.

There are three pathways covering the main areas of employment within the industry: Horse Care, Racehorse Care and Harness Horse Care.

Job opportunities include: Assistant Groom, Stud Groom, Trek Assistant, Jockey, Harness Horse Groom and Yard Manager.

Following the successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there are many opportunities available which could include specialising within the profession, completing other vocational courses or progressing into Further and/or Higher Education.

Download the Apprenticeship Framework here for more details on exactly what an apprentice will learn,

Benefits of Apprenticeships to Businesses:

Your business will really benefit from taking on an apprentice. You'll be surprised at just how much of a difference one apprentice will make to your workplace, staff and your all important bottom line.

  • An increase in productivity (80% of employers think so) and efficiency, overall improving your business performance 
  • 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeship to provide the skilled workers they need for the future
  • 81% of consumers prefer to use a company that employs apprentices

Interested in taking on an apprentice?

Taking on an apprentice will really benefit your business. Not only will you get an enthusiastic, loyal employee, but you'll find that all your staff will become more productive and efficient. So what are you waiting for?

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice, you can:

Find out from the horses mouth (so to speak!) what an Apprenticeship in Equine is really like. Click on the video above or read more stories here.

Equine Apprenticeship Facts

  • There are 2 Apprenticeship levels available
  • Job opportunities include:
    • Assistant Groom
    • Stud Groom
    • Trek Assistant
    • Jockey
    • Harness Horse Groom 
    • Yard Manager 


What is the most important asset an apprentice will bring to your business?

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