Careers Advice & Training Service
What is the Careers Advice and Training Service?
The Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS) is a facility to support employees who wish to develop their careers in racing and is funded by The Racing Foundation. There are many reasons why you may wish to make contact with CATS:
- A change in situation such as no longer being able to perform your duties in your current role.
- Career progression or a career change.
- Training and development to advance your current skills.
The British horseracing industry employs people in a wide variety of roles and settings, with a range of skills and knowledge that are quite specialist, yet transferable. CATS recognises this and its mission is to enable racing's employees to build on your existing qualities, plan your next steps and enjoy a long, successful and fulfilling career in racing.
CATS support is tailored to each individual, depending on your likes and needs. This could mean anything from simply answering a question or providing information, through to careers coaching sessions.
Below are some examples of areas of support available through CATS:
Who can access support through CATS?
Anybody who works, or has worked in the British horseracing industry can access support. Examples of the areas in which people may have worked in racing include: stables, studs, racecourses, training providers, transportation, administration, regulation, finance, and support services.
If you work or have worked in any role within the racing industry, and have a question or would like support with anything related to your career and / or training, get in touch.
How can I access support?
Call the Careers Advice and Training Service support line on 0800 6300 443 to speak to an advisor.
A CATS telephone session will be arranged for a day and time to suit you. You will speak with a trained advisor who will assist you with the next steps in your racing career by working alongside you to: answer any questions you might have, assess your current situation, explore the options available to you and offer further support based on your career and / or training needs.
There are also articles with information and advice available online through Racing's Support Line:
- Careers in racing
- Finding job opportunities in racing
- Developing your skills
- The purpose of a CV
- How to write a CV
- CV tips and templates
- Writing a cover letter
- Create a professional development plan
- Social media do's and dont's