National Careers Week 2023 6th – 11th March | [email protected]

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.

Celebrating 15 Years Of Careers In Racing

About Us

The team at careersinracing can help you with all the careers information you need for a career in the horseracing industry. Our website has a fantastic video wall full of great content about careers and training available. We have recently launched a brand new job board this year!

We have updated our careers case studies where you can read up on what life is like working in the industry. You can even watch a day in the life of a work rider here!

The Careers in Racing course calendar is where you will find when & where our industry courses will take place through the year. There’s plenty to explore and pick up new skills. You can also take advantage of online learning via Racing 2 Learn. 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 National Stud also offers opportunities in the breeding side of the industry.

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 educational 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 in the sporting industry,  with animals or looking for an apprenticeship after GCSE’s or A Levels visit our dedicated apprenticeship page and sign up to our careers newsletter. All the training providers offer fantastic taster days free to attended. Their courses start all year round – not just at the start of the academic year.

Last year we started working with content creators working in the racing industry. They have used their hobbies and interest in the horseracing world. We have enjoyed them take us behind the scenes, day in the life and attended various events with us. If you would like to find out more about them or want to try yourself get in touch with Sean at Careers in Racing:

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