Apprentice – level 2 Equine

Closing Date for Applications: 25 July 2024
Standard / Level: Level 2
Location: Northwich, CW9 6BS
Working for: Cheshire Riding School
Starting Salary: To be discussed at interview stage

We are a busy riding school and commercial livery yard.

Our vacancies are available for people wanting on the job training and experience to gain an apprenticeship certificate on completion.

The job involves general yard duties and care of horses on a daily basis.

Candidate must be enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and willing to learn.


The job in full detail:

  •  Catching and turning out
  •  Mucking out and skipping off
  •  Grooming, bathing and plaiting
  •  Tacking up and untacking
  •  Leading in lessons
  •  Health treatments
  •  Riding and training horses (for suitable person)
  •  Preparing and feeding Hay/haylage
  • Yard maintenance and tidying


  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 2 apprenticeship.
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT


If apprentice reaches desired level of competency, there is the possibility of a permanent job.


Skills required 

  • Some experience in all aspects of handling, caring for horses and general yard duties

Personal Qualities 

  • Good communication
  • Good customer service
  • Approachable and enthusiastic personality
  • Ability to respond positively to tasks given
  • Can use own initiative with some guidance
  • Punctual and reliable


Please answer the following 2 questions when applying – 

Why have you chosen to do an Apprenticship?

What are your career aspirations?