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Careersinracing is the promotional campaign on behalf of British Horseracing to showcase the career opportunities available across this diverse sporting and leisure industry. The campaign is run by the British Horseracing Authority who are the governing body for the sport of horseracing in Britain.

The website is a source of information and advice on many available career paths and also showcases training and qualifications available at the three dedicated horse racing training colleges. The popular live job board sees over 1000 jobs a year promoted through the site and social media. Roles range from entry level to suit school leavers, through to graduate and commercial roles at racecourses.

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For careers advisers, teachers and lecturers

Did you know that horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in the UK? With 59 racecourses and over 14,000 racehorses, there are opportunities to work both in an exciting commercial sporting venue setting – and outdoors working with animals – there really is something for everyone!

The team at careersinracing can help you with all the information you need to provide careers information to your students.  The website has a fantastic video wall full of great content about careers and training available. Careers case studies and a course calendar to see what’s upcoming. Plus, the YouTube channel showcases some of the skills required to work with horses in our fun ‘how to’ guides.

We have three colleges available to school leavers for training and qualifications:  The National Horseracing College in Doncaster, The British Racing School in Newmarket and The National Stud in Newmarket.  Take a look at our website to find about the qualifications and training available including our Racehorse Care Apprenticeships. Right now, we are particularly looking for more people to work with horses. So, if you have students thinking about working with animals or looking for an apprenticeship after GCSE’s or A Levels visit our dedicated apprenticeship page and sign up to our career’s newsletter.  All the training providers offer fantastic taster days so take a look now. Their courses start all year round – not just at the start of the academic year.

Sign up for our newsletter and get in touch! We can provide your school or college with careers information, attend your careers fair or even arrange an educational trip for your students.

Interactive Career Map

During National Careers Week take up the opportunity to search through the digital career map – you can explore all sorts of different roles and see how you might progress your career as you move from one role to another.  In racing it’s not a case of the only way is up!  There are so many diverse roles you can take your careers in all sorts of different directions.

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