Apprenticeships in racing

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If you’re a young person and looking for a career with a difference, explore an apprenticeship in horse racing. Starting right here, we can show you how to get hands-on experience with racehorses and get onto the ladder that leads to a wide range of real jobs with real futures.

You don’t need experience with horses, or academic qualifications, just a love of working with animals and being part of a friendly team.

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Outdoors or indoors, there’s a whole range of jobs available in horse racing today, make sure you’re the first to know about them.


Check out these top training providers

Thinking about your options when leaving school or college? Whether you’re a complete beginner or more experienced, these training centres offer courses that lead to rewarding apprenticeships and allow you to gain the skills you’ll need for a fantastic job with horses.

NATIONAL HORSERACING COLLEGE

Take a look at the National Horseracing College in Doncaster for your 1st step towards your dream job with horses. Courses focused on getting you prepared to work with racehorses.

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BRITISH RACING SCHOOL

The British Racing School in Newmarket have courses to get you ready to work with racehorses. Take a look at your options for getting started with the best job with horses.

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RACING GROOM

"I'd encourage anyone with an interest in horses and working outdoors to become a Groom"

STUD GROOM

"I’m really looking forward to some of the first foals I looked after appearing on the racecourse"

TRAINER

"Winning is certainly the best part of the job and it always gives the team a great boost"

WORK RIDER

"Being able to ride top racehorses every day is definitely the best part of this job."