The first step to a racing apprenticeship is to apply for a residential foundation course. These are designed to see if you have the potential to succeed, and for you to see if this is what you really want to do.
The residential training lasts from 14 to 18 weeks and includes how to look after and ride race horses, and health and safety. Training takes place at the Northern Racing College and The British Racing School.
If you do well, you may be offered the opportunity to work in a racing stable and start an intermediate apprenticeship in racehorse care. You would then go on to do an advanced apprenticeship in racehorse care and management.
There are no qualification requirements, though you'll study English and maths if you do not have GCSEs in those subjects.
Anyone aged 16 or over, who works at least 16 hours a week in a licensed racing stable, can apply.