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Careers in Racing

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.

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The team at careersinracing can help you with all the careers information you need. Our website has a fantastic video wall full of great content about careers and training available. A brand new careers case studies section to read up on what life is like working in the industry. Plus a course calendar to see the upcoming course dates. Our YouTube channel also showcases some of the skills required to work with horses in our fun ‘how to’ guides.

We have various colleges available to school leavers for training and qualifications:  

The Scottish Racing Academy provides students with vital knowledge, skills and expertise in racehorse care, riding, exercise and industry regulations to progress and develop a career within the horseracing industry in Scotland.

Racing has some fantastic support available to those working in the industry.  Racing Welfare are there to help with all aspects of life’s challenges providing professional guidance and practical support and the CATS (careers advice and training service) team are there to help you grow and develop your career in the industry.

We also run various development programmes through the year you can explore them here on our courses and training page.

Take a look at our website to find about the qualifications and training available including our Racehorse Care Apprenticeships.

So, if you are 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 via online virtual days which can be found on their YouTube channels. Their courses start all year round – not just at the start of the academic year.