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Stablehand or Groom

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Stablehands or grooms work in stables and look after horses, keeping them clean, comfortable, fed, exercised and groomed. They may take special care of foals.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2017 the National Minimum Wage is £4.05 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.05 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.50 for workers aged 25 and over.

An experienced or head groom might expect to earn between £16,000 and £20,000 a year.

You may get free accommodation and food, a stable for your own horse and perhaps riding lessons.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
6969
1.3 %
FALL
2022
6881
  United Kingdom
2017
76749
2.1 %
FALL
2022
75158

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What Does it Take?

You must be:

Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS)
Tel: 01403 790294
E-mail: office@abrs-info.org
Website: http://www.abrs-info.org/
Twitter: @ABRS_1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Association-Of-British-Riding-Schools-341385065972241/?ref=hl

British Grooms Association
Tel: 0345 331 6039
E-mail: info@britishgrooms.org.uk
Website: http://www.britishgrooms.org.uk
Twitter: @BritishGrooms
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishGroomsAssociation

British Horse Society (BHS)
Tel: 02476 840500
E-mail: enquiry@bhs.org.uk
Website: http://www.bhs.org.uk/
Twitter: @BritishHorse
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBritishHorseSociety

College of Animal Welfare
Tel: 01480 422060
E-mail: admin@caw.ac.uk
Website: http://www.caw.ac.uk/
Twitter: @CAWInfo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAWInfo

The College of Animal Welfare specialises in veterinary nursing and animal care training. It operates from seven UK training centres, including the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School of Edinburgh University.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: http://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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