Your route to becoming a
It’s time for you to really start planning what job you want to do in the future. You must stay in education or some form of training until you are 18 years old.
It is a Rule of Racing that anyone under 19 years old who wants to work as a racing groom must start a Level 2 Apprenticeship or equivalent qualification. You can do this via the British Racing School (BRS), Northern Racing College (NRC), Haddon Training or, alternatively, you can study for a City and Guild Qualifications with HEROS. Complete beginners may have to complete a Foundation course, a pre-apprenticeship or your Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care first.
Create an account on the Racing Groom Hub
Use our free CV & cover letter tools for easy job applications and to apply for Work Experience
Find any licensed trainer in the UK using our ’Trainer Locator’ who may offer you a job or work experience.
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Top tip! If you can’t see your perfect job advertised, trainers welcome speculative applications too! Use the trainer locator to get started.