SBC News BHA launches new Careers Development Programme at Newmarket 

BHA launches new Careers Development Programme at Newmarket 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has launched its new Horseracing Career Development Programme at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk.

The programme will be led by the British Racing School for a period of two weeks and will provide guidance to 17 students seeking to forge a career in racing, who will be “immersed in all aspects of the industry”.

Students will be supported by a series of lectures and discussions delivered by leading industry figures, as well as visits to sites including Newmarket’s historic racecourses, Darley’s Dalham Hall Stud, and Tattersalls.

Speakers over the fortnight include ITV Racing’s Ed Chamberlin, the Levy Board’s Alan Delmonte, and Racing Post editor Tom Kerr, all three of whom participated in previous years during the programme’s over 30-year history.

Zoe Elliott, Head of Careers Marketing and Recruitment at the BHA, said: “The beginning of the British Horseracing Development Programme is always an exciting time, and I wish all of this year’s participants the very best. The British Horseracing Development Programme has a long and proud track record of identifying talented people and providing them with pathways into their dream career in racing. I have no doubt this year’s intake will go on to play important roles in our sport for many years to come.”

Ed Chamberlin said: “The British Horseracing Development Programme has a special place in my heart, having taken part in 1996. So many people in the industry got their start in racing through this wonderful programme, and I am proud to be among the alumni. 

“As well as gaining key insights and making connections that could shape their careers, this year’s participants, like so many before them, will leave the programme with lifelong friendships and memories they will carry with them forever. I am excited to get to the British Racing School to meet them and hope they have a fantastic summer.”

Following their time at the British Racing School, the participants will embark upon eight-week placements across a range of industry organizations, including the BHA, the ROA, and Sky Sports Racing.

SBC News BHA launches new Careers Development Programme at Newmarket 

 

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