Horseracing Education & Standards Trust (BHEST) run British horseracing’s free education programme, Racing to School. The programme enriches the National Curriculum with hands-on learning at racecourses across the country and introduces new audiences to the sport and associated career opportunities.
You’ll be amazed how much young people take in when they spend a day behind the scenes at the races. The unique racecourse environment offers a wealth of educational opportunities at all levels. Take the Parade Ring, where the very young can learn to count (Key Stage 1) or older pupils can put mathematical calculations into practical use (KS 3 & 4). Whether it’s maths, the design of racing silks (KS 2) or the science of jockey nutrition (KS 3 & 4), we always see an enthusiastic show of hands – except when students are too busy clutching the reins of our mechanical horse (life lesson: the centre of gravity).
Racing to School is a free education programme for pupils and students of all ages at racecourses up and down the country. Our practical, lively approach enriches a range of National Curriculum subjects, sparks interest in the sport of horseracing and opens minds to the many different career opportunities within the industry.
Kempton Park supports several worthy causes:
- The JCR has a dedicated charity – Racing Welfare
- Hersham Hounds have done many bucket collections
- London Irish Youth Tournament we support annually by providing them with use of our car park facilities
- Regularly donate many prizes for raffle prizes
Kempton Park enables them to use the premises whilst the dogs undertake their training.
We accommodate at least one work experience placement a year.
Surrey Care Trust visited the racecourse with a group of local secondary school pupils for an inside look at what it takes to work successfully within a team at a leading sporting venue. The five gained first-hand knowledge of the skills needed to run one of the busiest racecourses in Britain.
Kempton Park accommodates the college's annual sponsored walk within the grounds.
Jockey Club Catering
Jockey Club Catering is a joint venture between the Jockey Club and Compass. We have a permanent general manager on site who is supported by a full time dedicated team. This team is supplemented by casual staff who cover sales, waiting and food preparation positions on racedays.
Our people are at the heart of what we do, and provide friendly, welcoming and expert food and drink service to our guests within the Retail and Hospitality outlets at Kempton Park Racecourse.
Positions within our team include:
Back of House Staff: You will be mainly based in the kitchen, operating dishwashers and ensuring that all cutlery, crockery and glass is cleaned and ready for use by staff and customers. You will also ensure a clean working environment is maintained.
Bar Staff: You will serve drinks, and sometimes food products to our guests in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner. This may include the operation of an electronic till. You will also be responsible for ensuring the bar is prepared for service and maintained in line with company standards. You must be above the legal age to serve alcohol for this position.
Waiting Staff: You will serve food and drink to our guests correctly in a polite, efficient and courteous manner. You will also be expected to familiarise yourself with the customer order, menu information and special requirements, communicating and recording these to relevant parties as appropriate. You will also be expected to assist with clearing and relaying your area of work as directed by your Manager.
Catering Assistant: You will serve food and drink to our customers quickly, efficiently and correctly. You will also be expected to clear and keep your area of work to a high standard of cleanliness, ensuring all Health, Safety and Hygiene regulations are adhered to. You may also be expected to operate an electronic till.
Work is available throughout the year. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to work at other Jockey Club Racecourses should they wish.
All candidates must live within a reasonable travelling distance of the Racecourse as our positions can require an early start and/or late finish on occasions. For full details of our current vacancies, and to apply please click here.
The Jockey Club
For details about positions available within The Jockey Club click here.