Riding school to boost jobs

RIDING HIGH: Stubbing Court Training masterclass with Ian Stark and SCT apprentices Stevie Crosby and Murray McLeish. Picture by Trevor Meeks.
RIDING HIGH: Stubbing Court Training masterclass with Ian Stark and SCT apprentices Stevie Crosby and Murray McLeish. Picture by Trevor Meeks.

A WORLD class training provider for the horse industry is aiming to create 150 extra apprenticeships next year.

Stubbing Court Training Ltd, based at Ashgate Cottage, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, is supporting the Government’s drive to ensure one in five young people take part in an apprenticeship programme by 2020.

The training provider works with the very best employers in the equestrian industry placing apprentices with top riders and in leading large and small training establishments across the region including Derby, Sheffield and Leeds.

An SCT spokesman said: “Apprenticeships provide a package of learning that mixes on and off-the-job learning to make sure apprentices get the skills and knowledge they need.

“The apprentice is employed throughout the programme so earns money while he or she learns.

“An apprenticeship should be the first choice route for anyone wishing to get into a career with horses or for those already working in the industry to develop their careers further.”

Apprenticeships include partnerships between training providers like SCT, the apprentice and the employer and they are open to all ages and can take between one and three years to complete.

SCT was established in 1982 as a private provider contracting with the Government’s Skills Funding Agency to deliver apprenticeships in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

The training provider was identified as ‘outstanding’ following its July 2010 Ofsted report which maintained SCT’s position in the top five per cent of education and skills providers nationally.

It works with employers throughout the horse industry to offer apprenticeships in competition yards up to international level, in riding schools and livery yards.

Those interested in finding out more can call Stubbing Court Training Ltd on (01246) 566193 or can email info@stubbingcourttraining.com for details.

RIDING HIGH: Stubbing Court Training masterclass with Ian Stark and SCT apprentices Stevie Crosby and Murray McLeish. Picture by Trevor Meeks.