horse-care-1Are you an employer who is looking for an extra pair of hands?

Then employing a new horse care apprentice may be for you. And with the Government’s AGE 16-24 Employer Incentive grant you may be eligible to receive £1,500.

In order to apply for a grant you will need to be located in England and:

1. Have fewer than 1,000 employees.

2. Have not employed an apprentice in the past 12 months.

3. Pay the apprentice (who must be 16-24 years of age) at least the national minimum wage for apprentices (currently £2.68 per hour in their first year).

4. Commit to employing your apprentice for a minimum of 30 hours per week for 12 months on the apprenticeship, or the time it takes them to complete their apprenticeship (whichever is the greatest).

Apprentices offer real value to businesses, bringing fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a passion to learn. You will be providing an opportunity for a keen and motivated student to be able to achieve a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining hands-on experience as an employee.

Picking out feetAt The College of Animal Welfare, we offer apprenticeships in Horse Care at Level 2 and Level 3. The employee would not need to attend college; instead they will be supported by and visited in their place of work by one of the college’s work-based learning assessors.

If the apprentice is between 16-18 years of age no course fees are payable. If they are 19 years of age and over course fees start from just £250 (or £21 per month).

And to top it all off, The College of Animal Welfare can even help recruit an apprentice free, from advertising to setting up interviews.

For a chat about what employing an apprentice could do for you, please call The College of Animal Welfare on 01480 422060 or fill out the form below: http://www.caw.ac.uk/article/Horse-Care-Apprenticeship.aspx