Ellenwhorne is a family run concern - 3 generations - set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the East Sussex/Kent border. All our Instructors are a minimum level 3 coach, teaching both beginners and the more advanced in all aspects and paces of riding.

Vacancy Description 

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated apprentice who is looking to further their knowledge and skills. The successful candidate will work alongside our current team, handling and caring for ponies and horses.

Working with professional people, the training will give a good foundation to go on and work in any sphere of equestrianism.

Yard duties will include:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • Feeding, watering and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard always
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging
  • Riding

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team. Within the role, the successful candidate will be working toward a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horse Care, with further training and employment available for the right candidate.

Desired skills

  • Must be able to work alone at times and as part of a team
  • Applicants must have some experience of handling horses and show this on the application
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Friendly

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher qualification in horse care to be eligible
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English are desired but not essential

Future prospects

  • Future employment for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • There is accommodation available on site in a mobile home however own transport would also be desirable
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise


Robertsbridge TN32 5RS

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Apprenticeship duration

16 months approx.

Date posted

14 January 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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