Work Placements & Volunteering

We welcome different groups and organisations to visit the Centre and learn more about our work. These can be arranged by contacting Lauren in the Office on 01524 812649.
We also host several Yard Visits and an annual Open Day as well as working with other recognised equine welfare charities such as the British Horse Society, recently joining forces to run a CPD day at the Centre for coaches and instructors.

Work Experience & Volunteering

The BTRC work alongside both UK and International schools, colleges and universities to offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with Thoroughbreds. As the BTRC is involved in both the racing and equestrian sectors it provides the students with a unique chance to gain an insight into how Thoroughbreds are used in both industries.

It is for this reason that we find there is a huge amount of diversity in the students who apply for work experience with BTRC. Many come from an equestrian background and wish to gain experience at handling and working with Thoroughbreds before considering embarking on a career in racing, others are following veterinary or physiotherapy degrees, while others may wish to complete research or gather data and material for dissertations/research projects. Whatever the background and circumstances of the students we believe that work experience at the BTRC is very educational and rewarding. It can allow students to gain knowledge and important skills which provide a solid foundation in the area of Thoroughbred husbandry, retraining and rehabilitation which can be transferred to other equine sectors.

The BTRC can offer placements to students age 16 years upwards from the UK and overseas. Residential placements with on-site self-catering shared accommodation are also available. To view the on-site accommodation please click here. If you would like to come and join us for work experience please contact Alex on 01524 812649 or email Please contact us well in advance as we often get booked up very quickly and please note the minimum length of placement is two weeks.

We have taken students from many different colleges and universities including Reaseheath College, Warwickshire University, Myerscough College, Royal Veterinary College London, Liverpool University, Royal Dick Vet School and many, many more. BTRC continues to receive great feedback from students who have been on placement, some of which you can view here.