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Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and practical hands-on work experience all whilst earning a wage.

Training you in the skills employers want; apprenticeships give you choices in your career.

As an employee, you can earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. When you’ve finished you can carry on working, maybe get promoted or go on to higher education in a college or university.

Employers need qualified people with the skills to do the job – at all levels.


Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can be an apprentice whether you are just leaving school, seeking to start a new career or are moving into a new role with your existing employer that requires new skills.

There may be different entry requirements depending on the Apprenticeship and the industry sector. However, competition for places with employers can be fierce, so you will need to show that you are committed, and aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the company who would employ you. You also need to be happy to work as both part of a team and individually, and be able to use your own initiative.

Key benefits

  • Earn a wage with paid holidays
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Receive on-the-job training working alongside experienced staff
  • Learn job specific skills

Develop the four "C's"

  • Competency - against the standards
  • Consistency - maintaining the standards all the time
  • Confidence - with which to carry them out
  • Commercial Speed - with which to do your job


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. As an employee you will be in your place of employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. There are targets and checks which are carried out by your assessor from Haddon Training to ensure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.


Apprenticeship Levels

Haddon Training offers two levels of apprenticeships:

  1. Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (equivalent to five GCSEs grades A to C)
  2. Advanced Level Apprenticeship (equivalent to two A Levels)

If you are interested in a Horse Care apprenticeship the best way to find out about life on a yard is to try and gain some work experience.  The hours can be long, and the work demanding and physical but HUGELY rewarding.  If you would like further advice, please contact us directly.

What to do next?

Take a look at the qualifications we offer in equine, animal care and business. Then look through our job opportunities page where we list some vacancies available with our current locations.

If a Apprenticeship Vacancy sounds suitable, please apply for it directly with the employer with a covering letter and CV. 

If you would like to talk through it with someone, please contact our Business Development team on 01672 519977 or email: clare.balmer@haddontraining.co.uk

Application Form

Once you have secured a Apprenticeship position, please download our Learner Application form and complete your personal information in the blue boxes; the rest will be completed when you are signed up by a Haddon Training Assessor. Please save the document and then return it to Clare Balmer

If you are an employer considering recruiting an apprentice please visit the Employer pages of our website.



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