Applications for the 2015 / 2016 Trainee Jockey Course at the RACE Academy in Kildare are now open!
NOTE: To be eligible for the SOLAS Trainee Jockey course you must register with SOLAS. An explanation of the registration process and documents required is outlined below.
Applicants are advised to follow the steps outlined below carefully and in the correct order
STAGE 1 – registration for the course / attend an Open Day
Attend one of the RACE Open Days.
[Only 1 Remaining Date for 2015: Tuesday May 26th]
Gather the following items as soon as possible:
If you are under 18:
School support letter - A written statement from the Principal of your school to confirm that you are likely to benefit from attending the SOLAS Trainee Jockey course. While a general character reference and information regarding behaviour and attendance would be beneficial, their statement that you are likely to benefit from the course is essential. If the letter is not signed by the Principal it cannot be accepted.
Parental / guardian support - A written statement from your parent or guardian that you have their full support for your application.
If you are over 18:
School reference - A written statement from your school in relation to your suitability for your chosen career plus a general character reference and information regarding behaviour and attendance.
Bring the above items to your local Department of Social Protection (DSP) office
Request to be registered for the SOLAS Racehorse Care and Riding course:
COURSE CODE EQ 0N3 (EQ zero N3) which is categorised under ‘Sports and Leisure’
There are special allowances made for registration on this course in relation to age and school status for those under 18 which is why you require the above documents.
The DSP may request to view and make note of your documents but you should keep them
The closing date for registering for the 2015 / 2016 course is Friday 12th June 2015. After this date you will no longer be eligible.
STAGE 2 – information gathering
Fill in the personal information sheet
Bring the medical information sheet to your GP for completion
Complete the applicant medical questionnaire
Submit all documents to the address below as soon as possible:
Trainee Jockey Course
Racing Academy & Centre of Education
Full information and application forms can be found here
The CareersPortal Team