Horse Care

Stag Lodge Stables is a friendly, family run riding centre in South West London. We offer some of the best hacking in London as we are based on Richmond Park. We also offer lessons and courses for beginners up to advanced riders. We are a big Pony Club Centre so teaching children to ride and have fun with ponies is a big part of our business. As we are a British Horse Society approved Centre we provide training towards BHS exams and also hold some assessments throughout the year. We currently have 60 well schooled horses and ponies.

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience for up to of 10 weeks. It focuses on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships help unlock great potential and give work preparation training to improve the chances of getting an apprenticeship with us or another employer.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths, English, Digital Skills and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

This Traineeship Opportunity is unwaged.

Are you eligible?   

  • Are you currently not in a job? Do you have little or no work experience?
  • Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3 (A level)?

Tasks include:

  • 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

Training to be provided

Training to be provided by the employer, supported KEITS. This will include one half day a week remote learning with your assessor. 

Training will be provided towards an E3 or L1 Gateway Qualification - Skills for the Landbased Sector.

You will also study for a Gateway qualification which contains 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

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

  • Good communication skills
  • An interest in gaining experience within the Industry
  • Be reliable, punctual and have a sensible attitude

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Hard working
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

None.

Things to consider

  • Working on the yard with horses is a physically demanding job, you will be on your feet for a lot of the day so it would not be suitable for someone with health problems that could be effected by this
  • We work in all types of weather so you must be prepared to dress accordingly. As the job does involve fairly early starts you must be able to commute to us easily or even better live fairly local
  • You will be required to wear warm, comfy clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. You will be offered some riding lessons if you wish so jodphurs or leggings are ideal. You will also need a waterproof jacket, gloves and some boots that are suitable for working on the yard. You will also need a facemask for certain times. You will need to bring a packed lunch each day as there are no shops in walking distance

 

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Location

London

Working week

Tuesday, Friday, 8.30am - 6.00pm and Saturday, 7.30am - 5.00pm. 1 hour lunch break each day 1-2 and

Apprenticeship duration

10 Weeks

Possible start date

8 March 2021

Date posted

27 January 2021

Apprenticeship level

Traineeship

Reference number

VAC001677662

Positions

6

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