Gartmore Riding School is 5-star licenced BHS ABRS RDA approved friendly establishment which offers a range of opportunities for riders of all abilities and welcomes those with physical and/or learning disabilities. The school is highly equipped with a wide selection of horses and ponies, facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas allowing riding in all weathers.

This is a voluntary work experience for a maximum of 10 weeks in a busy riding school. A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

This Traineeship opportunity is UNPAID Work Experience as part of an entry to work course for those aged from 16 up to 24 years old who are unemployed and not in education.

You will complete work experience 2 – 4 days a week and complete ½ a day remote learning.

You will be working towards an Entry 3/Level 1 Qualification - Developing Skills in the Land based Industry.:

Tasks will include:

  • Mucking out
  • Feeding
  • Grooming Horses
  • Handling and leading horses

The traineeship work experience is part of an education and training programme that is focused on supporting young people to gain the skills that employers are looking for when recruiting.

At its core is work preparation training, English and Maths for those who need it, and a high-quality work experience placement.

Are you eligible??

1) Are you currently not in a job and have little work experience
2) Are you aged 16-18 and qualified below Level 4
3) or 19 to 24 and not yet achieved a Level 2
4) Think you could be ready for employment or an apprenticeship within 6 months, or less?
5) Motivated to work hard and learn


Training to be provided

You will be training towards an Entry 3/Level 1 Qualification - Developing Skills in the Land based Industry which will include the following units:

  • Health and Safety in an Animal Care Workplace
  • Working in Animal Care
  • Caring for Animals: Feeding and Grooming
  • Cleaning & Maintaining Animal Accommodation
  • Applying for a job
  • Conduct at work
  • Making the most of work placement
  • Listen and Respond
  • Making Calculations

About traineeships

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 12 months.
You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the programme you will receive a certificate of completion and an employer reference as a minimum, to support future job applications.

There may be opportunities to progress into an apprenticeship or employment with training or further education.

If paid positions are available, you will have the opportunity to apply for these positions.

Desired skills

  • Hard working
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive
  • Team player
  • An interest in gaining experience within the Industry

Personal qualities

  • Be reliable, punctual and have a sensible attitude

Desired qualifications


Things to consider

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




Working week

2-4 days’ work experience with the employer 0.5 remote working with KEITS.

Apprenticeship duration

10 weeks

Possible start date

5 April 2021

Date posted

23 February 2021

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