As part of my second year, I spend 150 hours on work placement. I started off working with the Hartpury Equine Events team, in which I gained valuable organisation and communication skills.
After this, I secured a placement with the Hartpury Marketing team, as I knew this would provide me with relevant experience for the sector I hope to go into.
Thanks to Hartpury, I’ve been able to explore both career pathways I’m interested in, without even leaving campus.
When I first started my course, I knew I was interested in the commercial side of the equine world, but I didn’t know what I’d actually like to specialise in.
However, after a guest lecture from the Director of Grandstand Media, I was completely inspired. It helped me to realise what I want to do with my future; marketing within the equine world, working with large scale events and brands.
Grandstand Media runs some of the biggest shows in the UK, including Horse of the Year Show. After being inspired by that guest lecturer, I have just secured a job for my integrated-placement year, helping to run the 2022 Horse of the Year Show.
If it wasn’t for my Events Management lecturer arranging for Grandstand Media to visit, I’d still be slightly unsure of what future I wanted – Hartpury have helped me to find my dream career.