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Horse racing-interested graduates told about development scheme
Monday, 04 January 2010
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Graduates looking for a job in the horse racing profession can now apply for a scheme that may significantly aid their future prospects.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Graduate Development Programme has been running for two decades and provides students with a deeper understanding of the daily trials and tribulations within the industry.
Previous attendees have found the field trips and networking opportunities useful and have gone on to seal graduate jobs in positions in the media, in bloodstock sales and at bookmakers.
Successful student Sophie Hodgkinson revealed on the BHA website: "It was a very appealing programme that I hoped would jump-start my career in racing.
"It gave me a fantastic insight, and following the programme I was offered a job at Huntingdon Racecourse. Now, at 26, I am the youngest racecourse managing director in the country."
Some 88,000 people are currently working in the horse racing industry, whether this be as a groom for some of the top stables' star horses or a chef at a racecourse.