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Working At Ascot

Ascot Racecourse is horse racing's most iconic venue, with the Royal Meeting the world's most famous and watched festival. Royal Ascot is broadcast to over 200 territories with audiences in the many millions, has a history spanning over 300 years and is the cornerstone of the British social scene. Its unique blend of top-class racing, fashion, fine dining, pageantry and glamour make it a place Like Nowhere Else. With other stunning racedays and a year-round calendar of events to support, Ascot is a flourishing business and a fantastic place to develop your career.
Check out a sneak peak of how all our staff help to make Royal Ascot special for everyone

Learning & Development

At Ascot we look to invest in you, the team and the ongoing skills and behaviours needed to make Ascot a great place to work.

Courses and activities include;

Company Induction
Quarterly event with the latest new recruits. An opportunity to meet senior managers and understand the business, the brand and vision for the future. It covers the ‘Ascot Way’, which describes the culture, the people, and what's expected of you. Includes a tour of the racecourse.

Local Induction  
On your first days you will be welcomed into the team by your manager and be given a training plan to help you learn the requirements of your role. You will also learn the procedures around:

  • Fire evacuation
  • Medical Emergency and First Aid,
  • General housekeeping and safety
  • Reporting incidents.

There are a number of compliance e-learning modules to complete on our Learning Management System – Mapal One. You will receive the link to the modules you need to complete.

Probation and Performance Reviews
Generally the probation period at Ascot is 6 months. Regular meetings with you manager should be held to discuss progress and performance and identify training needs or requirements. After probation, these will turn into performance reviews held formally in January and July with regular one to one meeting throughout the year,

Personal development plans (PDP) and relevant information should be shares shared with the Learning & Talent Partner and/or HR.

Insights Discovery (Colours)
Ascot use this personal development tool which produces a personal report which will contain information about your personal style, key strengths, weaknesses, value you bring to your team and tips on effective communication. The report is yours to keep and share as you wish. You will be invited to a workshop by the Learning & Talent Partner to understand your report.

To find out more, please watch this 90 second video clip: Welcome to Insights Discovery

Training Requests
Any training should be discussed with your manager and a formal request made through your PDP or direct to the Learning & Talent Partner. Any reasonable request will be considered if there is a need and benefit to the business.

Equal Career Opportunites

As an equal opportunities employer, Ascot Racecourse Limited is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our company.