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A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

Everyone likes to keep things simple, and sometimes gathering all the information needed before making decisions and acting on them can be time-consuming. With this in mind, The Grooms List team have put together a simple step-by-step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom, from finding your Apprentice Groom vacancy to your options once you’ve gained your qualification.

 

1. Get advice from an Equine Recruitment expert

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice GroomIn order for your Equine Apprenticeship course to be successful you need to find the right Apprentice vacancy for your needs. Collectively, here at The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment, we have over 20 years of equine recruitment experience specifically. It’s what we do, all day, every day, for all kinds of job seekers, yards and employers. We will be able to chat through discuss the type of apprenticeship course, yard, employer and vacancy that would benefit you, and call on decades of experience to advise you on how to go about finding and securing your ideal job opportunity, whilst helping you to avoid any mistakes or potential pitfalls in the process. All our services to job seekers are completely free of charge.

 

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom2. Search current Apprentice Vacancies

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment is the fastest growing equine job board available today, designed to be user-friendly and effective at it’s purpose.

When looking for your Apprentice Groom Vacancy you need to:

  • Establish your basic needs.
    • Location: You may want a live in or live out Apprentice vacancy close to home, or close to family/friends elsewhere, and you can use the filters on The Grooms List Job Board to isolate vacancies in your desired location/s. One important consideration is that, by the nature of the environment, equine yards are very often situated in fairly remote locations. If you’re not yet able to drive or ride a moped, be sure to chat with the individual employer as to the logistics of getting to and from work/the shops/other local amenmities.
    • Own horse welcome: Do you have a horse to bring with you to the job? Use our “Own horse welcome/possible?” filter to find appropriate vacancies. Read our advice on taking pets or a horse to a new job here.
    • Accommodation: If you decide it’s appropriate to seek a live in apprentice vacancy, ensure you know the associated laws – read more about accepting accommodation for both you and/or your horse here.
    • Read more about negotiating a salary package in the equine industry here.
  • Search The Grooms List Job Board and contact potential employers directly. Full, unlimited access to The Grooms List job board is available to job seekers with an approved (free!) Jobseekers Profile. Contact employers directly using the Apply button on the job description or using the contact details displayed with the job vacancy advert.
    • Add a free Jobseekers Profile here.
    • Search The Grooms List job board here.
  • Do ensure you reply to correspondence from potential employers, even if it’s to reject a potential offer of employment!

 

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom3. Speak to us about finding a suitable Apprentice Groom vacancy

Not all employers advertise for an Apprentice Groom and there is a wealth of unadvertised opportunities out there waiting for you! Once you have completed your free Jobseekers Profile on The Grooms List, contact us for advice on finding the right vacancy. With our partners Educ8 Equine we can help source a suitable vacancy for you that may not even be advertised yet.

Contact us here.

 

4. Attend interviews and when appropriate accept an offer of employment

It goes without saying that when looking for a suitable apprentice groom vacancy it is very important to have a telephone interview, attend an interview in person and even a second interview before accepting a formal offer of employment.

  • A good Equine Recruitment Agency like The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment will be on-hand to discuss and advise on this process.
  • It’s a good idea for employees to ask for a job offer in writing and provide a response in writing to prevent complications or possible disputes further down the line.
  • Because an Apprentice is an official employment status your employer must issue a Written Statement of Employment Particulars (an employment contract) within 2 months of you starting work with them.
  • Apprentices must be offered the same conditions as other employees working at similar grades or in similar roles. This includes:
    • Sick pay
    • Paid holidays

 

5. Commencement of employment and training

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice GroomThe employer is required by law to ensure you receive the necessary opportunities and training they need in order to pass their assessments.

  • Training can be given directly by the employer or by a suitably qualified member of staff. Your Training Provider can advise on this.
  • Employers are duty-bound to ensure appropriate, regular and scheduled, structured training is provided and this routine must be adhered to throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship course. Dedicated training time must make up at least 20% (8 or more hours each week) and there is no wriggle room on this. If you repeatedly find the yard is too busy to prioritise scheduled training, speak to your Training Provider who can advise further on this.

 

6. Ensure all legal requirements are met

It’s imperative that the employer not only provides a safe and secure environment for you to work and train within, but to also be mindful of your development and associated pay-adjustments.

  • Providing a safe and secure working environment is an “implied term” of ANY employment contract, and is actually automatically part of a contract even if it is not written down.
  • Ensure you receive relevant opportunities and pay increases accordingly.
    • Legal pay-rises: Employers must be aware of birthdays, National Minimum Wage increases, and the date you start the second year of your Apprenticeship course so you receive the legal pay increases at the correct times. The correct rates are:
      • Aged 16-17 years an apprentice is paid at least £3.70 per hour (April 2018-April 2019)
      • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in their first year of an apprenticeship can be paid at least £3.70 per hour
      • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in the second year of their apprenticeship must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age.
    • Read more on how employers must pay an Apprentice Groom here.
    • Paid hours: Apprentice Grooms must be paid for the hours they spend at college – usually 1 in 5 working days or 1 or 2 days every 4-6 weeks.
  • As with any employee, the Working Hours Directive applied to Apprentice Grooms, and employers will ensure they adhere to this throughout the Apprenticeship course.

 

7. If things don’t work out with the yard/employer

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice GroomIf things don’t work out as expected and you find yourself or the employer terminating the employment contract, an alternative employment can be arranged and your Apprenticeship course transferred.

  • Communication: First and foremost, speak to your employer about any issues that are arising.
  • Advice: If issues can’t be resolved, speak to your Training Provider, who will be able to advise you on the next steps.
  • Replace: If the worst comes to the worst and you need alternative employment for the Apprenticeship course to be transferred to, speak to your Training Provider and if necessary come to us. We can help you source a new employment opportunity.

NB: Whilst you CAN transfer your Apprenticeship course to another yard and employer you must have valid reasons to do so!

 

8. Beyond the Apprenticeship

Once you have completed your course and gained the desired qualification, you may consider the following points…

  • Further training: Look for the opportunity to progress training within the same yard or somewhere new. Speak to your existing employer about the possibilities or search The Grooms List for a new yard to work on.
    • To go on to complete the next level of your Apprenticeship pathway
    • To go on to follow a different Apprenticeship pathway
    • To consider a Sporting Excellence Study Program
    • See all the levels and options here.
  • Continued employment: You may wish to pursue the possibility of permanent employment as a groom on the yard. After all, you know the workings of the yard and you are trained by the employer/their team!
  • New employment: Maybe you feel ready to find permanent employment in a new yard. To do this you can simply log into The Grooms List, update your Jobseekers Profile to reflect your experience and new qualifications, and start applying for jobs!

 

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
SG17 5LU

caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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