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About Cats

Welcome to the Careers Advice & Training Service

The Careers Advice & Training Service (CATS), delivered in partnership with Care first and Work Clever, is available to everyone working in the British horseracing industry.  It is here to provide support and guidance to help you to fulfil your career aspirations.

CATS offers free, impartial advice to help you take your career in racing to the next level.  Operated by Racing Welfare and funded by The Racing Foundation, we provide practical assistance to help with professional development, job seeking skills, returning to work and changing career within the industry.  CATS can also help people looking to transfer to a career in racing or return to the sport after a period away.  We have a wealth of support and resources for employers to access too. 

CATS also provides funding, subject to eligibility criteria, to pay for training and development opportunities to help you to grow your skill set and enhance your knowledge.  Check out our Training Directory for up to date information on courses in your area. 

Call us 24/7 through Racing’s Support Line on 0800 6300 443 to make the most of your career in racing. 

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Not sure what you’re looking for?

Call us through Racing’s Support Line on 0800 6300 443 to speak to someone and get the help you need. 

Our lines are open 24hrs a day and all calls are free and confidential.

Professional Development Plan

CATS is here to help develop you and your career

Racing has its own Professional Development Plan (PDP) which can be used to help you assess your current skill set, plan and take action where your career is concerned.

Find out more