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Information and Advice for Equine Jobseekers

Key information and advice for equine jobseekers.

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd is here to help you build a sustainable and long lasting career within the equestrian industry.  Below you will find  many articles containing important information and advice to:

*Ensure you have the best possible chance of finding the right role whatever stage you are at in your equine career.

*Ensures you understand some of the nuts and bolts of being an Equestrian Employee to help you identify the Jobs to go for and the ones to more careful about

*Some other stuff which we think you might be interested in! 🙂

We offer unparalleled support so you can identify, secure and become established in a role that suits your current needs, but also often considering your future career & personal needs too!

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Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom Jobs

If you love cross-country and a fast-paced life maybe a career in eventing is for you? What do you know the role of Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom jobs? Do you have the relevant skills and experience? Do you want to gain them? Becky Parker takes us through the typical duties of a professional Eventing Groom...

Equine Apprenticeship Myths - BUSTED!

This week The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd is really excited to announce our partnership with Educ8 Training. There is much more to come, but let's make a start with an article from Linda Hudson, Head of Business Development at Educ8 Training, setting the scene for us at launch by busting some common myths that often stop employers, would-be apprentices, and even parents from considering an equine apprenticeship.

Become a Professional Rider - The Grooms List

We regularly see young job seekers registering with us alight with dreams of finding the opportunity to become a professional rider. They think being paid to ride other people's horses full time, minimal to no mucking out... the PERFECT job!!! BUT  is that truly realistic and attainable for everyone just because they want it, and is it always all it's cracked up to be? Take a look at this week's insight into the ups and downs of this much sought after dream job and let us show you how you might achieve it, either fully or to varying degrees...

Have you got what it takes to become a horse riding instructor - The Grooms List

The qualities required to be an excellent Horse Riding Instructor are both obvious and subtle. The truly gifted ones seem to remain etched in our memories forever - I could reel off a shortish list right now in a heartbeat. They weren't all perfect, some far from it, but the ones that really influenced me all had one thing in common, insight; they changed me and my relationship with my horse and as a consequence my riding forever. This week Becky Parker looks at the traditional Horse Riding Instructor role and gives you an opportunity to see if it is...

Understanding Holiday Entitlement in the Equine Industry

We all know horses don't look after themselves, and it appears that this may lead to some confusion at times regarding holiday entitlement in the equine industry. I have been sent a lot of employment contracts from equestrian employers and employees over the years and sometimes they seem on point but occasionally are varying degrees of well, wide of the mark. Whether you're an employer or an employee, don't make assumptions about holiday entitlement, make sure you know the law!

What are Dressage Grooms and Dressage Groom Jobs

For most of us, certain horse sports are of particular interest whether we have competed ourselves or merely enjoy following the sport at shows and on TV, but for career grooms it often provides a career pathway in which the groom can become specialised. But in order to become a successful, professional groom you must genuinely appreciate, if not love the discipline you are devoting your working life to. In this article we take a look at the role of the dressage groom...

Are you ready to be a Sole Charge Groom

Sole charge groom positions can be sole charge for just some of the time when other team members are away, or the job can be fully sole charge 100% of the time, but both scenarios require specific skills and qualities to perform to expectation and the satisfaction of all involved. This can be a hugely rewarding, career-enhancing experience, but it can also challenging. It’s important when applying for such a position that you are suitably equipped in all respects to fulfil the obligations that go with the territory which are sometimes apparent but, in my experience, often are not and can...

Equine Apprenticeships - Course Options - Grooms of the Future Part 2

Anyone who keeps up to date our blogs and articles or follows our various social media posts will know, here at The Grooms list by Caroline Carter Recruitment, we believe that equine apprenticeships are a GOOD thing for employers, grooms and the industry. In this article, we explore the course options available to equine grooms who want a structured training program and formal qualifications in the equine industry.

Writing an equine CV - The Grooms List

Writing an equine CV doesn't have to be daunting, long-winded or time-consuming. Yes, all the bells and whistles are great for demonstrating some less relevant skills, but actually, a lot of that stuff isn't necessary when working with horses. Recruiting is a very inexact science, often after all these years, I just have an instinct with who might fit with who, it's a "nose" gained from many years of talking with you all but that knowledge usually started out being assessed via a good basic CV and a completed Jobseeker Profile. The Grooms List even offers you FREE OF CHARGE a...

Looking for Work with Horses - Getting Started - Your Jobseekers Profile

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has grown like crazy over the last year or so. We are told we have the best, the easiest to use website & the best service to grooms etc and of course, we are delighted by that..., but we want to do more for you. It looks like many of you are choosing to register solely with us and not everywhere else so now you don't have to maintain multiple profiles all over the place, to get the very best from this choice, you need to put the time in if you haven't already,...

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