A new website has been launched to help ex-jockeys secure a second career after racing.
The Jockeys Employment and Training Scheme’s (JETS) new online portal gives jockeys and employers instant access to the latest news and views, including job vacancies, on-course representation dates, the latest training opportunities and jockey interview videos.
Since its inception in 1995, jockeys and the Injured Jockeys Fund have together invested more than £1million in the scheme and have helped more than 300 candidates gain employment.
JETS’ general manager and career coach, Lisa Delany, said: “The new website focuses on individual case studies, showcasing achievements both to inspire others and to encourage employers [inside and outside the racing and equestrian industries] to come to JETS when they are looking to fill vacancies.
“They demonstrate the range and depth of second career choices made by jockeys and how much they have to offer potential employers.
“We would love to see more jockeys and employers visiting the site regularly and communicating with us on our JETS Facebook and Twitter pages about anything career related, or what they might like to see JETS doing for them.”
For more information visit www.jets-uk.org.