CareersinRacing.com, the UK racing industry’s employment and talent development arm, has formed a “Youth Collaboration Group” with the goal of giving young people direct chances to transform the legacy sport of horse racing.
CareersinRacing.com, which is supported by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), is looking for ‘young people with an interest in horse racing and marketing’ to share their thoughts on how racing should be promoted to a wider audience.
Anyone between the ages of 14 and 21 who is passionate about ‘marketing, graphic design, social media, video content, events, and communications’ is welcome to join the collaborative group.
Youth participants will gain training in transferrable skills to promote their own job development throughout the collaborative sessions, which will include everything from proofreading and copy editing to video reviewing and participation in online video conferencing.
CareersinRacing.com will send its young participants to its talent development partner, the Skills Builder Partnership, for additional assistance. The Skills Builder Partnership will provide professional counselling on careers and necessary skill development.
Team of young people
Zoe Elliott, Head of Careers Marketing and Recruitment at the BHA said: “We want to build a team of young people who really understand what we are trying to achieve, and who can give us some honest feedback, and co-create some of our initiatives. At the same time, we want to support them in developing work-ready skills to enhance their CVs.
“This is a really exciting opportunity, and we can’t wait to get started. Youth Collaboration Group is our working title for this initiative so the very first activity they are asked to give feedback on is the creation of a name and logo for their group. We hope that lots of young people get in touch to be involved.”