Equitait’s Student Apprenticeship Bursary 


We are looking to partner with two students to offer you a structured equine EMS experience over your final two years at university. This will help to provide you with the skills you will need to become a confident and competent vet on graduation.

  • The training we provide is for vet students who have an interest in equine practice, in the expectation that we will be able to support you with a position as one of our Equine Interns following graduation. The Apprenticeship is therefore for vet students who have a keen interest in taking up an Internship with the Practice (see page “Internship”)
  • As a first opinion practice with a growing clinic, you will accompany vets on their calls and on their rounds in the clinic, providing you with a brilliant insight into first opinion equine practice, work undertaken in a clinic and a supportive environment to develop your clinical skills from a student through to your first weeks and months as a newly qualified vet.
  • You will have preferential selection over the dates of at least 8 weeks of EMS with Equitait and accommodation available at the practice should you require it.
  • Our practice will allocate a dedicated vet to support you with your personal development during your student apprenticeship.
  • Apprentice Vets will be supported with a financial bursary of £1000 during your time with us.


Timeline and Application Process:

If you are a 3rd or 4th year vet student and you would like to join our apprenticeship scheme  in your 4th or 5th year please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to equitaithr@outlook.com. If you are hoping to apply for our Apprenticeship at some stage in the future, we would encourage you to try to see practice with us in your 3rd or 4th year.

This is the first year we have run this scheme so we will be accepting applications for the current  final year and 4th year students up until the end of August.

There is no obligation to take a job offer at the end of the apprenticeship and payments do not need to be re-funded. Likewise if there is not going to be a position available following your graduation we will inform you with plenty of notice.

What to expect:

Naturally, students who spend more time at a practice who wish to invest in their development will benefit from an enhanced student experience. We would expect our bonded 4th and final year students to regularly get the opportunity to perform – vaccinations and intramuscular injections, clinical examinations of in-patients, history taking from clients, intra-venous injections and blood sampling.

Depending upon the time of year and cases we would expect you to get good exposure to and provide hands-on assisting with :

Rectal examinations including ultrasonographic examination of the mare reproductive organs.

Sedation techniques


Guttural pouch lavages

Stallion semen collections/artificial insemination


Foot and joint radiography

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography

IV catheters

Our Gallery shows some procedures taking place at the practice