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The Avon Centre Currently has the following Vacancies

Apprentice Groom

The Centre

The Avon Centre is a horse and nature-based activities Centre in Henbury, Bristol. It has a strong social value ethos, and exists to give access to horses and the countryside to disabled and disadvantaged people, supported by a commercial riding club.


The Centre offers a range of different programmes and activities (Riding for the Disabled, Equine Assisted Activities and Avon Riding Club), promoting an environment where everyone can thrive.


The role

The role of the Groom Apprentice will include being part of a team providing excellent standards of horse care, stable management and customer service.

The Groom Apprentice will work closely with the Stable Manager and other Grooms to ensure the smooth running of the Yard.


What are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic people person with a willingness to learn and a ‘can do’ attitude. Good time management with a flexible approach to working are essential as you will be expected to work shifts including evening, weekend and early mornings. The ability to work as part of a team will also be important.


What will you get?

As an Apprentice you will receive supported learning towards achieving your Level 2 Horse Care qualification with have regular meetings with your Manager as part of your training and feedback. You will also have access to a Buddy to support you day to day, who will be on hand to share learning and experience.

Our staff receive 28 days paid holiday (including bank holidays), training opportunities including support towards their BHS Stages, as well as weekly riding lessons.

If you are interested in applying to be an apprentice groom please send your CV and a brief note detailing any previous experience you have with horses to Claire -