Equine Careers today launches a new service to help college students find professional work placements in equestrian and related businesses like Weatherbys.

The Student Placement Service will match businesses with students looking for a few weeks or months experience in equine-related sales, marketing or administration.

Emma Dyer, founder and director of Equine Careers, says: “Students can often be at a loss when searching for work placements, while businesses can often benefit from giving experience to the right person, but they don’t know how to locate them.”

The Student Placement Service will be hosted on the Equine Careers website, which Dyer set up as a database for freelance equestrian sales agents in March 2009, after she was made redundant from an equine marketing job. The company has since won a BETA International Innovation Award.

Students and businesses can sign up for the Student Placement Service on the Equine Careers website for an annual fee: £10 for students and £250 for businesses. That fee covers limitless searches throughout the year.

“All students will be vetted to make sure that businesses are getting what they want, not someone who’s going to give up after a couple of days” assures Dyer.

Visit www.equine-careers.co.uk