By Susan Hodgson
For a person beginning their occupation, or altering jobs, the ''A-Z of Careers and Jobs'' is a goldmine of hugely proper info on state-of-the-art occupation possibilities. taking a look at over three hundred occupations, the ebook not just tells you in regards to the jobs to be had but additionally describes the abilities employers are trying to find and the kind of skills and coaching you must reach your selected occupation course. Editor Susan Hodgson, previously Head of Careers provider at London South financial institution collage, presents a number of history element together with zone details, priceless web pages for extra examine, information on beginning salaries and precious touch info. She guarantees that the publication offers in a single resource all of the details you must make an educated occupation selection. released in organization with ''The Times'', and now in its fifteenth variation, the ''A-Z of Careers and Jobs'' is the reference resource of selection for a person who's beginning out on - or trying to swap - their profession.
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Some zoos may run apprenticeship schemes from time to time. Training is on the job and you may be able to work for some of the qualifications just listed on a day-release basis. Once you have worked as a zookeeper for at least a year, you can do a two year part-time block release foundation degree in Zoo Resource Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. You can do foundation degrees and degrees in Animal Management at some other colleges and universities. Personal Qualities and Skills You must love animals and be good at assessing their condition and monitoring behaviour.
You can do these at a residential course at the British Racing School or the Northern Racing College. Places on these courses are highly sought after and are free if you are aged between 16 and 25. Day release courses in racehorse care are also available at some local colleges. Details of these are given on the British Horseracing Board website. The key to being taken on to train as a jockey is that you must have exceptional riding skills in order to get yourself noticed by a trainer. As an apprentice or conditional jockey, you train on the job.
The trainer takes responsibility for where and what horses you ride and decides when you are competent and ready to race-ride (usually about two years). You can then apply to the Horseracing Regulatory Authority for a licence to ride. Personal Qualities and Skills You must have a love of horses as well as of riding, since in your early days you will be involved in a lot of horse care and for good riding you need to be able to build up a real bond with your animals. You must be confident, physically brave, determined and able to cope with disappointment, and good at dealing with people as well as with horses.