The BHA has today re-launched Careersinracing.com, the focal point for recruitment and training within the British racing industry, having made a number of improvements to the design and functionality of the site.
Originally created ten years ago, the website records more than 600,000 visits to its pages each year and has seen year-on-year growth since it was launched.
The website is now fully responsive to mobile devices, in response to the way people view information online, and also includes a fresh layout. A selection of new features are also designed to enhance the user experience for parents, educators and potential employees.
Users of the site can now filter the popular job case studies feature for specific areas of the racing industry, while video and social media walls now show promotional careers footage and behind-the scenes content, and the industry job board has also been upgraded. The available training courses in racing, and profiles of the key training providers all feature on the new site.
Zoe Elliott, Careers Marketing & Recruitment Manager at the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said:
“Careersinracing.com continues to go from strength to strength and has become an essential part of the industry’s push to promote careers in the racing industry better. It is important that the site remains modern and relevant and this refresh will bring it right up-to-date.
“Between150-200 jobs are live on the site at any one time and the enhanced features, visual layout and mobile optimization means a more convenient experience for website users.
“Jobs in all areas of the racing industry are advertised on the site including roles at studs, racecourses and in racing administration. We would encourage anyone seeking a career in the industry to use the job board as their first port of call when looking for available vacancies.”
Notes to Editors
1. Over 5,000 jobs have been advertised on careersinracing.com since it was launched in 2006, with organisations such as the BHA, Jockey Club, Arena Racing Company and Weatherbys advertising roles.
2. Careersinracing.com is a central part of the careers marketing campaigns run by the BHA under the careersinracing brand. Marketing campaigns include an extensive digital marketing campaign targeted at school leavers to promote training opportunities with a focus on racehorse care apprenticeships delivered by the Northern Racing College, British Racing School, The National Stud and Haddon Training. Other marketing activity includes partnerships with Racing To School, equine event sponsorship, attendance at equine and recruitment events and engagement with equine colleges and universities.