The government funded Kickstart Scheme means horseracing businesses and charities can employ young people ages 16-24 free for six months.

The funding covers 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months plus £1,500 per employee to support set up costs.

This will provide employers with assistance in accessing the scheme and recruiting high quality, well qualified and experienced candidates.  There is no obligation to extend the roles beyond the initial period of 6 months, but it is hoped that these opportunities will attract new to the industry across a wide range of roles.

The British Racing School will provide the necessary training with the aim to retain them within racing beyond the initial 6-month placements.

If you employ staff and are looking to fill vacancies by 31 December 2021 the Kickstart Scheme should be able to help fund them.

A guide to the scheme together with access to the forms necessary to access the funding is available to download here:

Kickstart Scheme Booklet

Can the Kickstart Guide Help You

Vacancy Template

Expression of Interest


For further information or if you have any questions please email