Equine Apprentice Post Ref: EQ37

Post Title: Equine Apprentice

Post Reference:   EQ37

Hours:   37 hours per week to work Monday-Sunday on a rota basis.

Salary: £6541.60 per annum (£3.40 per hour) paid in monthly instalments. This is the National Apprenticeship rate of pay for apprentices if they are either aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship. Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) for their age if they are aged 19 or over once they have completed the first year of their apprenticeship. More information is also available on the government web site www.gov.uk

Job Purpose: To partly assist the Stable Manager and Assistant Yard Manager with the smooth running of the yard and partly to assist the Event Secretary with the running and organising of Equine events.


We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated person with strong interest in working with people as well as with horses.

You should be confident with the care and handling of horses and must also have the ability to supervise groups of students to ensure their Health and Safety as well as the welfare of the horses at all times.  Good communication skills are essential as you will also work alongside fellow Equine staff in instructing a variety of student groups on good working practices.

Status: Fixed Term for 15 months or until the qualification has been achieved, whichever is the earlier

Job Application Form – WBL Apprentices

College Application Form


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Aart Noordijk  on 01305 215241 during normal working hours.

Closing date: Friday 6th January 2017 at 9.00 am

Proposed Interview Date: TBC

Please return the completed Application Forms by email to recruitment@kmc.ac.uk or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website http://www.kmc.ac.uk/about-us/work-for-us/vacancies-guidance/ Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing recruitment@kmc.ac.uk.

You will be asked to produce evidence of all qualifications listed on your Job Application at interview.

CVs will not be accepted.  Applicants for this position must complete a both a College employment application form and a WBL application form.

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description.  If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion.  All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).

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