Employers

Stubbing Court Training Ltd. are keen to support all employers working in the horse industry to develop the skills and motivation of all your staff through Apprenticeships, and your organisation's overall sucess. Some of the services we provide, free of charge, for all employers working with the SCT include:

  • Free training towards Work-based Diplomas, Health and Safety, First Aid, Transport and Functional Skills qualifications for your SCT Apprentices
  • Participation in the SCT Masterclass Series with world-clas trainers, including Ian Stark, Michael Whitaker, Matthew Sampson, Yogi Breisner, Mark kyle and Jeanette Brakewell
  • Promotion of your business and the services you offer, for example via mailings, newsletter, SCT website
  • Support with recruitment of new apprentices
  • Monthly update service on horse industry, safety, taining and employment issues
  • Heavily subsided Equine Transport qualifications
  • A Continuous Professional Development programme for employers in Training and Coaching
  • Free, knowledgeable advice and guidance on Employment Law, Health and Safety and related issues

 

Motivated People

Apprenticeships offer you access to a pool of talented young people, and are open to existing employees as well as new recruits. Apprentices are motivated and keen to learn. By offering Apprenticeships you will find it easier to recruit and retain staff. You can also use your existing experienced staff to train your Apprentices. Better still, it won’t be long before your Apprentices are using their valuable knowledge to help train others.

 

Relevant Training

Apprenticeships are a mark of a quality business with an accredited workforce. Our training is relevant and tailored to your needs by people who genuinely understand what you do. We enable you to use your experienced staff to train others, since Apprentices learn through a combination of on and off-the-job training, resulting in real, practical qualifications.

 

Mark KyleMark Kyle

Irish European, World Championship, and Olympic Event Rider

 

We have successfully worked with Stubbing Court Training for the last 7 years. We have several working students and find with the excellent help and support provided by SCT the Apprenticeship programme allows apprentices every advantage to gain experience and knowledge to a high standard, giving them the practical experience and skills required to work on any professional yard. We strongly recommend the SCT Apprenticeship programme to any employer keen to train and develop their employees.”

 

Jamie Atkinson

International Event Rider and winner of the Silver medal at the Young Rider European Eventing Championships

 

"Stubbing Court Training’s Apprenticeship programmes provide an invaluable opportunity for young people serious about a career with horses. They enable apprentices to work, learn and be assessed in yards working to the highest standards in Europe. Young people gain specialist skills and qualifications as a result of doing the job."

 

"The programme offers a firm foundation for the future. Future employers are looking for qualifications as well as skills”…

 

Morgan KentMorgan Kent

international showjumper, HK Horses

 

The SCT Apprenticeship gives individuals a great opportunity to learn the vital skills needed in the equestrian industry. They can learn openly while having a structured programme to help and guide their learning. The programme covers all areas of horse care and management and helps the apprentice work towards valuable qualifications. It enables apprentices to be trained to an excellent standard and gain invaluable experience. I would highly recommend SCT to employers keen to improve the capability of their staff, as well as potential apprentices looking for an excellent, well-focussed training organisation.”

 

Michael Whitaker

British Team European and World Championships, and Olympic showjumper

 

"I have worked with SCT for over 30 years. I always recommend SCT to other yards and possible apprentices as they are very easy to work with, encourage apprentices to work to the highest standards, provide a lot of back up for employers and apprentices and always go the extra mile. Highly professional and very well organised"

 

 

kirsty youngKirsty Young

 

I have been working at HK Horses for Morgan Kent and Richard Howley for one year. We are an international showjumping yard based in Wetherby. The highlight of my year has been grooming at 5* Nations Cup shows in Switzerland, France and Belgium representing Team Ireland, as well as grooming at The Sunshine Tour in Spain for 2 months. In a short amount of time I have learnt a huge amount about caring for top level horses and have enjoyed every minute.”

 

Laura Fretwell

 

"Through SCT I have had the amazing opportunity to do the Apprenticeship with Michael Whitaker, helping me to get the experience and knowledge I never thought I would - it’s a dream come true. Being on a yard with such talented horses and grooming at international shows is something I never thought I would get to do. I’m gaining the skills that will stay with me for my future career with horses."

 

Apprenticeships – A Great Idea

As an employer you already know that training your workforce is a good idea, but Apprenticeships are even better. Apprenticeships give your people the skills and knowledge to do the job better, and because they are well motivated and trained staff, they work harder and more effectively for your business.

 

Jeanette BrakewellJeanette Brakewell

World silver medallist, four times European gold medallist, twice Olympic silver medallist

 

““I am extremely impressed with Stubbing Court Training’s Apprenticeship programme, the training and guidance from all the team is top class and helps to ensure the practical skills carried out by my staff are of a high standard.The Apprenticeship offers the chance to gain valuable qualifications and learn specialist skills required by any member of the team on a busy yard. I would recommend the SCT Apprenticeship programme to any employer keen to train and develop their employees.”

 

Andrew SaywellAndrew Saywell

International show-jumper and member of the British Team

 

“I have employed and trained Apprentice grooms from Stubbing Court Training for the last 15 years. This confirms how pleased I am to be involved with them. Their professional way of management seems to make all their trainees a success and I congratulate all the Stubbing Court team for being such a first class organisation”