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Job Title : Equine Apprentice
Employer : Dutch Dressage
Location : Hitcham, Suffolk, IP7 7LS
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Equine
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01729
Vacancy Short Description : Family Run Dressage training yard looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team ! Great opportunity for the right person to learn all about Dressage


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 9- 4 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship and 9-3 for a Level 2.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: All applicants regardless of entry requirements will be emailed an Initial Assessment to complete as part of the recruitment procedure. This is an online assessment in English and maths and can be completed at your preferred location remotely. Currently, due to COVID19 we are not offering Initial Assessment appointments at either campus. Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered further advice and guidance to support their application if required.
Vacancy Full Description : Level 2 apprentice full time, mainly for the daily care of Dressage horses we are a busy yard that offers great training and opportunities. Daily duties include turning out bringing in, mucking out, grooming, riding, lunging.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 5 day week, 8 hours a day paid with a 1 hour unpaid break, includes weekends and bank holidays
Salary : £ 150.50 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 28/05/2021
Possible Start Date : 08/06/2021
Personal Qualities : Enthusiastic, good sense of humour, tidy
Skills Required : Good communication
Confidence in handling horses and understanding of behaviours would be an advantage
Future Prospects : Potential for future employment after completing level 2 and 3 of the equine apprenticeship
Training to be Provided : Advanced Equine Apprenticeship Level 3 qualication including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour with effect from 1st April 2021. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
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