Job Type: Miscellaneous / Training & Education / Welfare
Level 3 Apprentice – Yard Focused or Stud Focused
Salary will be in line with the National Minimum Wage
Full-time, 37 hours per week (20% of the time to be dedicated to training)
Fixed-term for 2 years to enable completion of Apprenticeship Programme
Foster excellence, work together and deliver results! Are these qualities in your toolkit? Then we want to hear from you! We have a range of exciting opportunities at our Equine Resource Unit and we are looking for dynamic individuals to enhance our student experience, ensuring we maintain high-quality standards and student satisfaction rates.
Following on a £2million investment, all of Writtle University College’s equine facilities have been brought onto one site at our Cow Watering Campus, which is now a central hub for equine teaching and research, boasting the latest in scientific technologies.
Facilities at the Equine Training and Development Centre consist of an oval horse walker, DIY Stabling, Equine Academy, therapy barns, equine water treadmill, solariums and outdoor and indoor riding arenas. These facilities have been added to following the completion of a purpose-built stud unit in 2018, which comprise an indoor ménage, a teasing and collection area, stock room, sitting up room, laboratory, Monarch stabling and youngstock barns.
Writtle University College also has a fantastic track record in equine breeding. The Stud won a British Eventing Breeders Medal this year for the leading British-bred horse in the Eventing Five Year Old Championships. The Stud also produced the Reserve Champion showjumper at the British Equestrian Federations Futurity Championships in 2017, along with breeding an Elite graded colt at the 2019 Futurity.
The investment enhances the student experience by enabling all practical sessions to be carried out in one space, whether it's used for breeding youngstock, the therapy units or the riding facilities.
Would you like to contribute to the day-to-day running of our Equine Resource Unit and work alongside our new professional yard management team while learning on the job? If so, please see our current opportunities available!
We have an exciting opportunity, designed as an entry-level role into the Equine Profession. The apprenticeship will be based at the University College, along with the training element.
The role will be based at our Cow Watering Campus, working closely with the Equine team. You will assist the Equine Resource Manager with the day-to-day running of the Equine Resource Unit, with a specific focus on either the Yard or the Stud, whilst achieving a Level 3 qualification.
To be successful, you will have a desire to work within the Equine industry and hold a minimum of five GCSE’s, including English and Maths at Grade 4/C and above, along with a work-based Level 2 NVQ or equivalent.
Please clearly state on your application form what role you are applying for - Level 3 Apprentice – Yard Focused or Level 3 Apprentice –Stud Focused.
For an application pack, please visit https://writtle.ac.uk/Current-Opportunities to download an Application Pack, which includes an Application for Employment Form, and Job Description.
Please send your completed Application Form to email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at HR@writtle.ac.uk or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.
Closing date for applications: 16/11/2021 Interview date: 23/11/2021
Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
Please state Equine Careers when applying for this vacancy.