• WORKING IN THE IRISH RACING & BREEDING INDUSTRY

    As a teacher and/or a guidance professional you have probably had many students approach you looking for information about different industries and career types, perhaps you have had a student express an interest in the Irish racing and breeding industry and have been unsure how to advise them, that is where workinracing.ie comes in. This website contains a wealth of information about getting started in the Irish racing and breeding industry, you may be surprised at the breath and scope of the roles available in the industry. No matter where the interest of a student lies, there are careers across many areas including stable staff, professional jockey, sales, logistics, marketing, finance and more and they all require different skill levels. Visit our careers page for detailed role profiles, you can also email us directly at [email protected] with any queries you may have.

    Please click here to download a presentation on the Functions & Objectives of Horse Racing Ireland which was delivered by Horse Racing Ireland CEO, Brian Kavanagh.

     

    Why choose a career in the Horse Racing Industry

    • Opportunities for all types of learners and all levels of qualifications
    • The opportunity to work outside in beautiful rural locations
    • Rewarding careers in an industry that is centred around the care of horses
    • The opportunity to care for animals as a full-time job
    • Opportunities to travel the world with the skills and knowledge acquired
    • A fast-paced environment that has many rewards
    • The opportunity to work at the top level in professional sport

    The Trainee Jockey course in RACE the Racing Academy of Centre of Education can offer an early school leaver the chance to continue their education while also gain the skills and knowledge to become a professional jockey, please visit racingacademy.ie/cms/trainee-jockey/ for full details

    Please visit our education page for details of all the third level courses which are currently available in Ireland.

     

    Career Fairs & Student events

    We take part in many of the national career fairs and initiatives such as the Agri Careers Expo, Zeminar, College Awareness Week, and the Student Life Summit. Please come visit us at our stand wherever you see us, we are happy to answer any queries you may have about getting involved in the Irish racing and breeding industry. Follow us on twitter and facebook to get notifications about upcoming events

     

    Transition Year Programmes

    We are eager to work with transition year classes to educate and inform students about the various segments and career opportunities in the Irish racing and breeding industry. The programme is divided up into five forty minute modules which will be delivered over a period of five weeks (the delivery schedule can be agreed with each individual school):

    •    Module 1: Breeding racehorses
    •    Module 2: Training racehorses
    •    Module 3: Racecourses
    •    Module 4: Industry regulation & administration
    •    Module 5: Education & training

    If you are interested in finding out more about the TY programme, or bringing it to your school, please contact Patrick Ryan at [email protected]

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