Your route to becoming a
Racing Groom

Over 19 years old
returning to racing after a break

Your route back into racing will depend on the qualifications and experience you had before you left the racing industry. In most cases we would suggest applying direct to a trainer for a new position.

If it has been some time since you worked with horses and particularly some time since you last rode for work, then you may want to consider a short course in work riding at the British Racing School or Northern Racing College, or your employer could invite the British Racing School or Northern Racing College into your yard to train a group of staff in work riding.

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Register with the Racing Groom Hub

By registering with our Racing Groom Hub we’ll notify you of courses, events and other industry news to help you start your career. You can also create and save a CV and letter to employers for work experience or jobs. As a bonus, we’ve arranged discounts and offers for you from a wide range of suppliers, events and services.

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Find work

You can apply direct to other yards using our CV and letter templates from the Racing Groom Hub. You can look at vacancies on the jobs board at Careersinracing too.

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Develop your skills, experience and career with further training

There are lots of other training opportunities you can take once you are employed. You can complete your Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care and Management, gain other yard skills, improve your work riding or train to be a jockey or a trainer.

The Careers Advice and Training Service can help you plan your next steps and funding could be available from the industry or your employer for further training. The National Trainers Federation Charitable Trust (NTFCT) Grant and the Toby Balding Award for Development and Training could also give you financial support for your training.

And remember, your pay is linked to your level of experience and qualifications – the more training and skills you learn, the more you will get paid.

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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’

Access exclusive benefits for Racing Grooms

Top tip! If you can’t see your perfect job advertised, trainers welcome speculative applications too! Use the trainer locator to get started.

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