Newnham Court Equine

Newnham Court Equine Clinic was established in the early 1990s, although the veterinary practice has been established for over 100 years. Since then, it has expanded to become an 8 vet ambulatory practice with fully equipped clinic facilities and is an RCVS Accredited Equine Practice. Currently, 8 vets work in the practice, supported by 12 nursing, yard and office staff. Our equine vets provide high quality care to horses, ponies and donkeys throughout much of Kent. Our modern, purpose-built equine clinic is based on the outskirts of Maidstone, in view of the beautiful North Downs. The ambulatory practice and clinic facilities are fully integrated, so your horse, pony or donkey will benefit from the immense depth of knowledge and experience of all 8 vets, whether at your yard or at the clinic.

We are recruiting for a dedicated Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice to work as an Equine Veterinary Yard Assistant at Newnham Court Equine in Maidstone, Kent. Please note this is a non-riding position.

An exciting opportunity to join our fantastic team who offer an outstanding level of care to horses, ponies and donkeys. We are recruiting for a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprentice who will work as an Equine Veterinary Yard Assistant providing a high standard of care to all our patients. 

Duties to include:

  • Care of inpatients including mucking out, feeding, grooming and hand walking
  • Stable and yard maintenance
  • Assisting the veterinary team with procedures
  • Participation in the out of hours rota

Desired skills

  • Some experience in handling horses is required and details must be shown on this application
  • Good attention to detail
  • Competency in horse handling and care
  • Exceptional team working
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Dedication
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalent in maths and English are desirable 

Future prospects

Possible employment after apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Working outside in all weathers.

Manual work including lifting.

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise. 




Weekly wage


Working week

Hours per week on a flexible rota including weekends and nights, TBC. Days TBC. Total hours per week

Apprenticeship duration

16 months

Possible start date

12 October 2020

Date posted

15 September 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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