The Step on Track Programme is a free development programme for 16-19 year-olds . The Programme is sponsored by Sky Sports Racing and is aimed at those from an ethnic background to allow them to explore the vast number of opportunities and exciting career routes in the sport of horseracing .
The Step On Track Programme 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 .
Activities are delivered during a week and includes a series of mini virtual lectures , workshops , visits and ongoing career support for individuals that are interested in working in the industry .
To find out more and when the next Programme is running , email info @ careersinracing . com
It’s not unusual for people to have a few worries and questions before
starting a career in horse racing. Here are just some of the common ones.
Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children,
young people and adults at risk and protect them from harm.
The British Horseracing Authority ensures there are processes
and procedures in place to confidentially report any abusive or
As a result, it expects all individuals and organisations in the industry
to play a role in supporting this philosophy. Our training providers
have a sound support system backed by several key organisations.
These organisations enable the support to extend beyond their early
career and provide broader support for all staff in the industry.
Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of
British horse racing. It offers professional guidance and practical
help to the stud, stable and support staff whose dedication is vital
for the wellbeing of racing. Its work aims to help people, all the way
from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in their working life.
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