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Equine Apprenticeship


Kingston Maurward College

The college are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated person with strong interests in working with people as well as with horses.

Post Title: Equine Apprentice


Post Reference: EQ50


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


Salary: £7,226 per annum (£3.75 per hour) paid in monthly instalments which includes a 1.5% salary increase from 1st January 2019. £3.75 is the rate 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 and once they have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.  More information is also available on the government web site Rising to £7,503.60 per annum (£3.90 per hour) in April 2019.


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.


Vision: We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated person with strong interests 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 / 18 months (dependent on the level of qualification undertaking) or until the qualification has been achieved, whichever is the earlier. 


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact on Tamzen Hannam 01305 215156 during normal working hours.


The Closing Date for Applications: Monday 25 February at 9:00am


Proposed Interview Date: TBC


To Apply:


Please visit the KMC website for a College Application Form, WBL Application Form and a full Job Description.


CVs will not be accepted.  Applicants for this position must complete both a College Job Application form and a Work-based Learning application form. 


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


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For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing


You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.


Please ensure you read our GDPR Candidate Privacy Notice to understand how your data is processed. This can be found on the College’s Website under “Work for Us” or you can request a copy by emailing


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.


Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.


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).

£7,226 Per Annum
Kingston Maurward College
Closing Date:
25th February 2019


HR Administrator
Kingston Maurward College
T: 01305 215166

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