Women in Racing winner announced

We are delighted to share the news that Aimee Hockley-Righton has won a place on one of this years Open Career Development Programmes.

Each year a place is up for grabs to a member of the Women in Racing network. Facilitated through our Chair Lynn Tomkins, who is also on the WiR commitee, members had to submit a piece on why they thought they should have a place on the programme.

Aimee, Regional Welfare Manager at Racing Welfare was picked the winner with her submission. Her comments on winning the place:
“I am delighted to have had the chance to gain a place on the Skills 4 UK career development course, this is a super opportunity for me that will also in turn, benefit my workplace and the wider horse racing industry. Thank you Skills 4 UK and Women in Racing.”

The programme consists of 4 days with modules covering Confident Communication, Authentic You, Presentation Skills and Future Focused. With a usual value of £1200 and recent stats showing that;

  • 98% of participants had higher levels of confidence/self-belief.
  • 98% of participants had improved their communication skills.
  • 89% of participants had improved their presentation skills.
  • 87%of participants were more positive about progression within their organisation.
  • 63%  of participants took extra responsibility within their current role.



Tallulah Lewis, Women in Racing Chair says:

“It is fantastic that Women in Racing continue to receive great support from Skills 4 UK which enables our members the opportunity to be part of their award winning programme. Career development is one of Women in Racing’s key objectives and it is fantastic to be able to offer Aimee Hockley-Righton this place.”

Click for more info on the Open Career Development Programme

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