JTW Horse Sales Ltd are looking to recruit an Apprentice to join their team, supporting in caring for the health and wellbeing of their horses. You will work towards a Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship standard

Desired skills

Good timekeeping skills
Organisational skills
Good communication skills
Some experience of riding horses (preferred)
Some confidence in working with horses (preferred)

Personal qualities

Caring, friendly nature
Genuine interest in horses and their care and well being
Patience with others
Good personal hygiene
Ability to listen to and follow instruction
Recognition of the health and safety for being around large animals

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

Potential to progress into full-time employment or progression onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Important Other Information

Working outside in all weathers is an expectation of the job.

The animals require to be looked after all year round.

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