Apprenticeship of the Week - Equine Groom

Apprenticeship of the Week - Equine Groom

Job title
Apprentice in Horse Care – Equine Groom Level 2

Who would I work for?
Various locations including: equestrian centres, stables, livery yards and farms.

What does the role involve?
Day to day horse care including the general care and condition of the horses, preparing them for competition or riding.

Duties will include all aspects of Horse Care, e.g:

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming
  • Plaiting
  • Health care
  • Travelling
  • Feeding
  • Grooming at competitions / riding


How much will I be paid?
Minimum wage £129 per week

How long is the apprenticeship?
As an apprentice it will take about 13 months to complete the Level 2 as an equine groom. Progression to a Level 3 Senior Equine Groom would take approximately 18 months to complete.  A Level 3 Farrier apprenticeship takes a minimum of three years to complete.

What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?
Minimum 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths.

What training will they give me?
There are a choice of local training providers – and just this week there are 8 paid apprenticeship vacancies for this role within a 10 mile radius of Rotherham.

Training Providers include:

Stubbing Court Training: http://www.stubbingcourttraining.com/apprenticeships/#

Askham Bryan College: https://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/uploads/files/27404_ABC_2021_Apprenticeships_Guide_6pp_A5_WEB.pdf

 We are also fortunate to have the National Horse Racing College so close to us in Doncaster – offering full time training in both jockeying and horse care.

https://www.thenhc.co.uk/

Apprenticeship of the Week - Apprentice Autocare Technician (Kwik-Fit)

Apprenticeship of the Week - Apprentice Autocare Technician (Kwik-Fit)

Job Title
Apprentice Autocare Technician

Who would I work for?
Kwik-Fit UK

What does the role involve?
You’ll learn to work with all kinds of makes and models of cars! Working alongside a qualified technician, you‘ll:
Replace and refit defective tyres including repairs and wheel balancing
Maintain high levels of Health and Safety within your centre
Demonstrate the fundamentals of vehicle systems including steering and suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and air-conditioning
Learn how to deliver a ‘Kwik Fit’ experience to all our customers
Carry out safety inspections and routine maintenance to a high specification

How much will I be paid?
Annual wage: £8,831.00 – £13,473.00

How long is the apprenticeship?
As an apprentice on this fast paced, two-year Apprentice programme you will learn all of the skills to become a top Autocare Technician. Once you’ve achieved your apprenticeship at the end of a 27-month program, you’ll become a fully-fledged Kwik Fit technician with a guaranteed job.

What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?
Minimum 4-9 in GCSE English language and maths.

What training will they give me?
You must be prepared to stay away from home whilst attending training at our Training Academies. Training can be for up to 5 consecutive nights at one of our state-of-the-art Training Academies in Derby, Broxburn, Harlow and Reading for 15 separate weeks over the 27-month programme. All training costs including travel, hotel, breakfast and evening meal will be covered. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship qualifications achieved are:

  • Level 2 Autocare Apprenticeship
  • F-Gas Air conditioning qualification
Game Academy Bootcamp

Game Academy Bootcamp

Game Academy Bootcamp: How to Get Your Dream Job by Playing Games

If you’re a gamer, did you know that video gaming skills are in great demand by employers?

There is a Game Academy bootcamp – in collaboration with Speakers for Schools – this summer, which is open for students (14+) attending school in Rotherham and neighbouring towns.

Here, you’ll play games by yourself and with others, experience quests and challenges, and hear from gamers who have achieved big things from their work in gaming.

It is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of jobs in the gaming industry but is also a chance to learn how skills developed through gaming can be applied in other careers – local and national employers will be involved as well as the gaming museum in Sheffield. 

The gaming virtual work experience is open to Years 10 and 11, and will run from 16th – 20th August 2021.