Contessa Riding & Training Centre

Contessa is a leading Dressage Centre in Hertfordshire, providing Advanced Dressage lessons Lusitano stallions and warmbloods as well as riding for all levels

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We offer apprenticeship schemes for school leavers wanting to learn and start a career in the equine industry. Primarily we are looking for 16 to 19 year old students, but older students are also eligible and welcome subject to course requirements. Apprenticeships combine practical training on the job with study. Apprenticeships take from 1 to 2 years to complete. These apprenticeships are subject to an assessment. You are only eligible for an apprenticeship if you do not possess a degree or received government funding.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside our experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards qualifications

Levels of apprenticeship:

  • Level 2 Qualification or
  • Level 3 Qualification or
  • BHS/ABRS Qualifications

Who can apply:

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you will need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

If you can answer all the 3 points above with yes, please apply by sending your CV to
If you have any questions send an email or give us a call and we are happy to help you.