If you want to earn while you learn and gain real, practical experience, then you should consider an Equine Apprenticeship with Stubbing Court Training Ltd (SCT).
Chesterfield-based SCT matches keen young people with the right employers and offers both sides considerable support.
William Sonnex, 19, has been working for Julie Cook at Whiteborough Carriages, who specialise in horse-drawn carriages for weddings, funerals and other ceremonial occasions, since March. He has a great interest in heavy horses and loves working with Whiteborough’s eight Shire horses – and has enjoyed considerable success with them in the show ring.
Julie says: “Being part of SCT’s apprenticeship scheme has been great for William. He has grown in confidence during his time here and is learning while he works, backing up practical skills with that essential theoretical knowledge.
“He has received lots of training in correct procedures and it has made him more aware of what he is doing and how best to do it.”
She adds: “As employers, we have benefited enormously from being connected with SCT. They are always at the end of the phone to advise us, and we have received useful additional training in subjects like Health and Safety and ICT.”
William says: “It really suits me to earn money while I learn, and on-the-job training is more practical than sitting in a classroom. I’m learning all the time and gaining a well-recognised qualification while I do the job I want to do.”
For more information on SCT’s apprenticeships, visit www.stubbingcourttraining.com