‘An apprenticeship enables you to use your initiative and learn as you work. It has taught me so much more than college would have.’

 – Lydia Scholey, Level 2 Haddon Training Apprentice –

Starting your career can be daunting, especially if you have little or no experience and we’re here to help you along that journey; always remember ‘the expert in anything was once a beginner.

We think you’ll agree that choosing a traineeship or apprenticeship with Haddon Training is a great option whether you want to take your first step on the job ladder or supercharge your career. If you’re new to work, traineeships and apprenticeships are a great way to learn the skills and develop the knowledge you need to succeed. Perhaps you’ve had a promotion or change of career? An apprenticeship is also an ideal way to expand your abilities and support you in your new role.

Our traineeships and apprenticeships are available across the Equine, Equine Wales, Animal Care, Animal Care Wales and Business sectors. Our Trainer-Coaches are experts in their areas; they’re passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience in order to help you achieve your goals.

We are dedicated to supporting our learners to aim high, be inspired and achieve their aspirations.

In this section we have put together some FAQs based on our experience of helping learners understand some the key facts of work-based learning – please take a look in the categories and if you can’t see the answer you require, please get in contact with our friendly team today.

Haddon Training’s traineeship programmes provide an introduction into the world of work and little to no experience is required. You must have a strong desire to learn and will still need to study English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A*-C or grade 4 or above).

Traineeships with Haddon Training are available in England but not currently in Wales.

When looking to undertake an apprenticeship with us we would advise that you should have some basic experience in the field that you are applying (this can be personal experience and doesn’t have to be knowledge of working in a business environment). This allows you to grow and expand your experiences whilst learning everything it takes to work in a commercial environment. You will also need to study English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A-C or grade 4 or above) and will work towards achieving a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in these areas as part of your apprenticeship.

This section details answers of some of the common questions we receive surrounding employment rights.

Working Hours – If you are aged between 16 or 17, the maximum weekly hours you can work is 40 hours. You must only work 5 days a week and receive two consecutive days off each week. If you are aged over 18 years old, the maximum hours you can work each week is 48 hours. You must have one day off per week or two days off per fortnight in line with the Working Time Directive. A trainee does not have the same rights as an apprentice because you are on a work placement and therefore not employed by a business, but the hours in which you work are still covered by the Working Time Directive.

If you have more questions on traineeships please read our Traineeships Overview or contact our team who will be happy to help.

The below information reflects the employment rights of apprentices:

Pay – You must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for an apprentice – if you are not sure of the applicable amount, please check details here or directly on the government website(Please note this amount is reviewed annually by the government and adjusted accordingly). Money cannot be deducted from an apprentice’s salary for apprentice training.

Contract – All employers will need to make sure there is a signed contract of employment or written terms on the day that you start work. In order to take an apprenticeship, you must be employed – you cannot be self-employed to do this.

Taking your own horse (Equine only) – This is at the employer’s discretion and they will decide if you can bring your own horse. It is important to note that there is no specified limit on what the employer can charge for the livery cost, and this must be discussed directly with the employer before agreeing to this.

Travel to competitions (Equine only) – Travel to competitions should be included in your working hours and any associated costs paid by the employer, unless you are taking your own horse to compete and not attending in a working capacity.

 

If you would like us to help you to find an apprenticeship position you can apply online via our application form. Once received our dedicated team will be in touch via phone or email to discuss the application before advising on any suitable roles.

If you would like to look at our available vacancies you can use the search engine on our vacancies pages to see what we are currently offering. You can then apply for any roles that are of interest. You can also apply before finishing school but you will need to get in touch with us directly around a month before you finish school. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the vacancies we have live on our system now will still be available when you have finished school.

If you are already volunteering or working for an employer and they are happy for you to start a traineeship or apprenticeship we can also organise this for your employer – just get in touch and let us know.

Haddon Policies – we have a page dedicated to policies covering our approach to the subjects below plus more. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Health and Saftey
  • Environment
  • Anti Bullying and Harassment
  • Data protection
  • Complaints
  • Code of conduct

Cyberbullying – https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet

If you would like to find out more about apprenticeships please visit the government website

 

Your safety and wellbeing are paramount. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our learners and staff.

All employers that we choose to work with are assessed by Haddon Training to ensure they are compliant with Health and Safety prior to allowing a learner to work at that location.

We provide online courses that can be chosen and added to any of our traineeship and apprenticeship programmes as part of your development if there is a need to broaden their knowledge of Health and Safety, safeguarding, internet safety, anxiety, stress or mental health awareness, to name a few.

Please click here to view our Equal programme.

We offer a 24-hour safeguarding helpline answered by a designated and fully trained Haddon Training Safeguarding Officer to all our students. You can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07795 841932 or email safeguarding@haddontraining.co.uk.

Where you live on-site to undertake your apprenticeship (Equine only) employers have a duty to ensure they comply with all legislation that covers this. If you are under 18, or under 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and will be sharing accommodation facilities with adults (people aged 18 years old or over), employers must ensure DBS checks (a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service) are carried out on the other occupants within the accommodation before you begin to live on-site. Learners that are under 18 or under 25 with an EHC plan should always have their own bedroom with a door lock.

We encourage all our learners to discuss any concerns they may have, no matter how small, with a parent, your employer, your Trainer-Coach or our Safeguarding Officer.

 

The mental health and wellbeing of our learners is paramount, and we encourage you to always talk to a parent, employer or trainer-coach if you are struggling. No-one should ever have to feel alone.

Below you will find a number of resources that may also be of use.

The NHS offer an array of tools and self-care videos for young people, with handy tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of yourself on social media.

MIND have set up a ‘Get help now’ function, which includes crisis coping tools and an Infoline and Legal line.

YoungMinds have fantastic advice on mental health support covering feelings of anxiety, stress, eating disorders and the impact of Coronavirus.

Riders Minds is a freely available, online, bespoke resource, dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders.

Grooms Minds is run by the British Grooms Association and is an online resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of its members.

Racing Welfare provide a 24 hour support line which can be reached via their website.

BullyingUK offer training and direction on what to do when you experience bullying, including a confidential helpline and Welsh language helpline.  

For our learners please remember that we also offer our 24-hour Safeguarding helpline.

 

  • Frequently asked questions

    In this section we have put together some FAQs based on our experience of helping learners understand some the key facts of work-based learning – please take a look in the categories and if you can’t see the answer you require, please get in contact with our friendly team today.

  • Experience

    Haddon Training’s traineeship programmes provide an introduction into the world of work and little to no experience is required. You must have a strong desire to learn and will still need to study English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A*-C or grade 4 or above).

    Traineeships with Haddon Training are available in England but not currently in Wales.

    When looking to undertake an apprenticeship with us we would advise that you should have some basic experience in the field that you are applying (this can be personal experience and doesn’t have to be knowledge of working in a business environment). This allows you to grow and expand your experiences whilst learning everything it takes to work in a commercial environment. You will also need to study English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a level 2 in these areas (GCSE grade A-C or grade 4 or above) and will work towards achieving a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in these areas as part of your apprenticeship.

  • Employment

    This section details answers of some of the common questions we receive surrounding employment rights.

    Working Hours – If you are aged between 16 or 17, the maximum weekly hours you can work is 40 hours. You must only work 5 days a week and receive two consecutive days off each week. If you are aged over 18 years old, the maximum hours you can work each week is 48 hours. You must have one day off per week or two days off per fortnight in line with the Working Time Directive. A trainee does not have the same rights as an apprentice because you are on a work placement and therefore not employed by a business, but the hours in which you work are still covered by the Working Time Directive.

    If you have more questions on traineeships please read our Traineeships Overview or contact our team who will be happy to help.

    The below information reflects the employment rights of apprentices:

    Pay – You must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for an apprentice – if you are not sure of the applicable amount, please check details here or directly on the government website(Please note this amount is reviewed annually by the government and adjusted accordingly). Money cannot be deducted from an apprentice’s salary for apprentice training.

    Contract – All employers will need to make sure there is a signed contract of employment or written terms on the day that you start work. In order to take an apprenticeship, you must be employed – you cannot be self-employed to do this.

    Taking your own horse (Equine only) – This is at the employer’s discretion and they will decide if you can bring your own horse. It is important to note that there is no specified limit on what the employer can charge for the livery cost, and this must be discussed directly with the employer before agreeing to this.

    Travel to competitions (Equine only) – Travel to competitions should be included in your working hours and any associated costs paid by the employer, unless you are taking your own horse to compete and not attending in a working capacity.

     

  • Applications

    If you would like us to help you to find an apprenticeship position you can apply online via our application form. Once received our dedicated team will be in touch via phone or email to discuss the application before advising on any suitable roles.

    If you would like to look at our available vacancies you can use the search engine on our vacancies pages to see what we are currently offering. You can then apply for any roles that are of interest. You can also apply before finishing school but you will need to get in touch with us directly around a month before you finish school. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the vacancies we have live on our system now will still be available when you have finished school.

    If you are already volunteering or working for an employer and they are happy for you to start a traineeship or apprenticeship we can also organise this for your employer – just get in touch and let us know.

  • Useful links

    Haddon Policies – we have a page dedicated to policies covering our approach to the subjects below plus more. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    • Child protection and safeguarding
    • Health and Saftey
    • Environment
    • Anti Bullying and Harassment
    • Data protection
    • Complaints
    • Code of conduct

    Cyberbullying – https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet

    If you would like to find out more about apprenticeships please visit the government website

     

  • Safeguarding

    Your safety and wellbeing are paramount. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our learners and staff.

    All employers that we choose to work with are assessed by Haddon Training to ensure they are compliant with Health and Safety prior to allowing a learner to work at that location.

    We provide online courses that can be chosen and added to any of our traineeship and apprenticeship programmes as part of your development if there is a need to broaden their knowledge of Health and Safety, safeguarding, internet safety, anxiety, stress or mental health awareness, to name a few.

    Please click here to view our Equal programme.

    We offer a 24-hour safeguarding helpline answered by a designated and fully trained Haddon Training Safeguarding Officer to all our students. You can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07795 841932 or email safeguarding@haddontraining.co.uk.

    Where you live on-site to undertake your apprenticeship (Equine only) employers have a duty to ensure they comply with all legislation that covers this. If you are under 18, or under 25 with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and will be sharing accommodation facilities with adults (people aged 18 years old or over), employers must ensure DBS checks (a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service) are carried out on the other occupants within the accommodation before you begin to live on-site. Learners that are under 18 or under 25 with an EHC plan should always have their own bedroom with a door lock.

    We encourage all our learners to discuss any concerns they may have, no matter how small, with a parent, your employer, your Trainer-Coach or our Safeguarding Officer.

     

  • Mental Health

    The mental health and wellbeing of our learners is paramount, and we encourage you to always talk to a parent, employer or trainer-coach if you are struggling. No-one should ever have to feel alone.

    Below you will find a number of resources that may also be of use.

    The NHS offer an array of tools and self-care videos for young people, with handy tips on exercise, sleep and how to take care of yourself on social media.

    MIND have set up a ‘Get help now’ function, which includes crisis coping tools and an Infoline and Legal line.

    YoungMinds have fantastic advice on mental health support covering feelings of anxiety, stress, eating disorders and the impact of Coronavirus.

    Riders Minds is a freely available, online, bespoke resource, dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders.

    Grooms Minds is run by the British Grooms Association and is an online resource dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of its members.

    Racing Welfare provide a 24 hour support line which can be reached via their website.

    BullyingUK offer training and direction on what to do when you experience bullying, including a confidential helpline and Welsh language helpline.  

    For our learners please remember that we also offer our 24-hour Safeguarding helpline.