The National Stud in Newmarket runs the Entry to Stud Employment programme which is fully funded and suitable for candidates either looking to retrain or kick start a career in the industry .
There are two annual intakes – late July and mid-October . The first focuses on those with no experience , while the second is tailored towards candidates who may have worked with horses previously . Both courses take place over nine weeks and are full time residential . Students work alongside the stud team and also attend theoretical lectures and practical training sessions .
Each course includes –
• Practical training and certification in the Principles of Horse Care
• 1st4Sport Qualifications at the specified level
• Lectures in the structure and format of the Thoroughbred Bloodstock Industry
• Regular mentoring and career development sessions with the Education team
No experience is necessary but applicants must demonstrate a desire to work in the industry .
Graduates of the E2SE Programme are now working at some of the world ’ s most renowned stud farms such as Darley and Watership Down in the UK , Ecurie des Monceaux in France and Widden Stud in Australia .
For more information , visit www . nationalstud . co . uk , email students @ nationalstud . co . uk or call 01638 663464 .