Step on Track Programme 2021 – Register your interest now for Lingfield Racecourse on Thursday 28th October

Careers in Racing are excited to announce that our ‘Step on Track Programme’ will return in October!

The Step on Track Programme has been developed to support under represented groups in British Racing and to give a fantastic opportunity to explore the range of careers routes in the sport of horseracing. This is a free development programme for 16 – 25 year-olds who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds and will focus on careers in the administrative side of the sport, such as marketing, media, regulation and event management.

Those that join the programme will have access to a number of events and activities rolling throughout the year including insight days, industry trips, networking, careers support and much more. You can put your name down now to be part of the programme and be notified for all the upcoming events.

Why we are doing this? 

The Step On Track has been developed in response to the underrepresented groups in British racing and aims to engage young people from diverse backgrounds with Britain’s second largest spectator sport, as well as showcasing the varied and exciting career opportunities that it can provide. In the sports sector, only 5% of Board members and 3% of senior leaders are black, Asian or minority ethnic. This is also the case in some parts of British racing and the British Horseracing Authority and Careers in Racing are committed to taking positive action to address this.

The Step on Track Programme is a development opportunity put in place to encourage and develop people from underrepresented groups in our sport.

  • Activities will be split into a day at the British Horseracing Authority where you see the insides of British Racing HQ in central London.
  • A day at the races Lingfield Racecourse on Thursday 28th October
  • A trip to Sky Sports Studios!

Here is the link to the online brochure last year so you can get a taste of what happened:

What happened last year?

  • Careers in Racing – hear careers stories and find out more about what you could do in the sport of horseracing
  • Film and TV Production – Find out more about this area by hearing from Equine Productions, a specialist in producing films for equine-related industries
  • Sky Sports Racing – Josh Apiafi, TV presenter, talks about his career and his current role on Sky Sports Racing
  • Introduction into Horseracing – find out how the industry works together to make a raceday happen
  • Social Media and Marketing – we find out how a racecourse markets big events on social media
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the horseracing industry – hear from our Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the BHA and discuss current issues in this area and what you can do to help.

If you would like to apply for this programme or know someone who might be interested, please get in touch with Sean Simara, Programme Coordinator, ssimara@britishhorseracing.com or simply fill out the application form here.

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