Work for us

Due to the continued growth and evolution of Haddon Training, we are often looking for new talent to join our team.  All available roles will be posted below, please click on a title to see full details and how to apply.

If you are interested in joining the team please proactively drop an email to including your CV and an overview of the areas of interest so that you can be considered for available roles.

Available roles

  • Lead Business Developer (Equine) – Full Time
    • Location: Central
    • Coverage: England and Wales
    • Reports to: Managing Director
    • Start date: Immediate start


    Due to continued growth within our equine sector, we are looking to strengthen our delivery team with the appointment of a new business development team member. Haddon Training, est. in 1997, delivers work-based Traineeship or Apprenticeship programmes to all age groups, who have left school and are employed. We offer programmes within the Equine, Animal Care, and Business Services sectors and are delivered by a national network of highly qualified industry Trainer-Coaches. We work with over 800 employers in both England and Wales.

    We are looking for a high performing, qualified and experienced individual to join our Business Development Team. They will be expected to be the lead “in the field” focusing on the equine sector to assist and work with the senior management team to achieve the company’s monthly and annual recruitment targets. Experience of Apprenticeship Standards and the differences in the sector post reforms is highly desirable.


    Knowledge required:

    • Understand our full range of products and services: Traineeships, Apprenticeship Standards, Traineeships and Short Courses
    • Methodology, core documentation and resources
    • Understand our contract targets for enrolments: by geographical area, qualification type, level and age
    • Work closely with the Head of Operations & Quality to understand the capacity of Trainer-Coaches to drive leads, sales and starts for the Equine Team
    • Thoroughly understand the basics of government funding rules; in particular, eligibility and funding models including incentives


    Develop new business:

    • Forge and develop strong relationships with our strategic partners to understand and maximise local/regional and national opportunities
    • Make regular contact with all the regional discipline representatives to identify possible opportunities for apprenticeship and traineeship leads
    • In conjunction with the Marketing Co-ordinator, source data and develop tailored campaigns (mailshot, e-shot, constant contact and social media)
    • Input into a quarterly sector newsletter
    • Account management
    • Make regular contact and representation with all of our partners and National Governing Bodies and their representatives in the regions within England and Wales to connect and work with their members
    • Make regular contact and representation with all the existing and lapsed employers in England and Wales to understand their current business plans and requirements
    • Visit new employers to raise awareness of apprenticeships; promoting the benefits and incentives; identifying both eligible employed staff and new apprenticeship vacancies
    • Work closely with the central team to manage/close vacancies, liaising with all parties
    • Maintain a prospect pipeline, produced three months ahead in line with Trainer-Coach capacity/reports
    • Provide effective Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to employers, signposting when required
    • Work with the central team to book and coordinate enrolments
    • Attend careers/competitions/events/conventions/school events/shows as deemed necessary to represent and raise the profile of Haddon Training



    • Contribute to the development and upkeep of an effective/robust CRM system of a national database of all equine businesses
    • Produce a monthly sales report
    • Pro-actively contribute to sales meetings



    • Comply with legal and other relevant regulatory requirements, such as learner Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Data Protection
    • Comply with all Haddon Training policies, procedures and working practices


    Skills and Behaviours:

    • Have working knowledge of the equestrian sector
    • Have a strong business acumen with customer-focused commercial awareness
    • Have excellent communication skills – verbal and written (customer focused)
    • Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and confidently deal with a wide range of people
    • Have the ability to build a strong working relationship with employers, learners and colleagues
    • Be a self-starter, with drive, ambition and investigative skills
    • Demonstrate analytical critical thinking skills
    • Be able to work on own with initiative and maturity but also able to work as a team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a good sense of humour
    • Demonstrate excellent integrity and interpersonal behaviours
    • Demonstrate effective time management, planning and organisational skills
    • Ensure absolute attention to detail
    • Be aware of delicate and sensitive areas of confidentiality
    • Hold experience of using Learner Management/CRM Systems



    • Take responsibility for own CPD
    • Agree annual/monthly objectives and targets with your line manager
    • Participate in and achieve any CPD qualifications agreed by SMT and within the agreed timeframe.
    • Undertake any other duties which may be required to meet Haddon Training strategic objectives (Business, Operation and Quality Improvement Plans)
    • Attend annual Safeguarding/Prevent, Data Protection, ED&I and Health & Safety Training
    • Be subject to a DBS check



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    This is an exciting time to join a growing team in a friendly, people orientated and training focused business.


    You will be rewarded with

    • A competitive and commensurate salary for the right candidate, plus bonus related scheme
    • Car allowance, roadside recovery and business mileage rate
    • 23 days holiday pa, plus Bank and Public Holidays. Your holiday entitlement will increase by one day for each year of service (up to 30 days)
    • Your birthday off
    • Investment in your CPD/development with future opportunities to contribute at a strategic level
    • Pension Scheme – with contributions up to 10%


    Please email your CV to Chris Hewlett, Managing Director, at Haddon Training is graded Outstanding by OFSTED, Matrix accredited and is an award-winning Training Provider.

If you would like to see the courses that we run and therefore future potential roles linked to those, please visit the pages below that will provide you with lots of information in each area.


Animal Care

Equine Wales

Animal Care Wales