Ascot Racecourse 2024


Applications are now closed. New candidates cannot be accepted onto selection & training dates. Current interviews, including rescheduled interviews where candidates failed to initially attend, may be cancelled. Updated 15:00 02/05/24.

About the event
There is no event in the social calendar quite as revered as Royal Ascot. After all, it’s reserved for the best; the best in racing, the best in hospitality – and, of course, the best in style. This is racing at its most exquisite. Nothing more, nothing less. And you’re invited!

Job description
We are looking for motivated and professional individuals who want to gain experience and work at one of the World’s most famous events, Royal Ascot. 

Ascot is looking for Event People to fill a number of roles within the Bet With Ascot team at this year's Royal Ascot. We are looking for people who are confident, organised and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment whilst ensuring that the spectators have a great experience! Candidates need to be able to work for the duration of the event and be free for the 'selection day' prior, with a date for this to be confirmed once applied.

You would need to be available for all 5 days - approx 45 hours. If you are on a student visa that's limited to 20 hours per week, you would need to be outside of term time, and be able to verify this with a letter from your university, to be able to work on this event.

The details
When is it?
 Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 June 2024
What are the shift times? 10am - 7pm (Tuesday 18/06/24 will likely be an earlier start - around 8am)
Where is it? Ascot Rac
ecourse, High Street, Ascot, SL5 7JX
What will I be paid? £12.82 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) + £12.82 per day for travel expenses, paid within 2 weeks of the event


Other information

Is there good public transport links? Check back soon for this information.

Is there bike parking? Check back soon for this information.

Is there car parking? Yes, there's free onsite parking for staff.

Are meals provided? Yes, lunch is provided.

Is this role open to anyone? Check back soon for this information.

Is uniform provided? Yes, once you've passed the in-person selection day (see below) you'll be asked for your uniform sizes. You'll need to collect your uniform from Ascot within a specific time window - this will be several weeks before your first shift.

Do I need to bring anything with me? Check back soon for this information.

Do I need to have specific experience to apply? Check back soon for this information.

Is there training that needs to be done beforehand? Yes. You'll need to attend an in-person selection and training day. This will be an opportunity to learn about the role and orientate yourself with the site, but it is ultimately a selection day for the Bet With Ascot team to shortlist staff who they'd like to work at Royal Ascot. Not everyone who attends the selection day will work at Royal Ascot.

There are several selection days to choose from, and we'll ask you for your preference at your interview. Each day will be paid at £12.82 per hour. You only need to attend one day.

DateTimings for new staffTimings for returnersStatus
Thursday 21 Mar10am - 4pmN/AClosed
Thursday 25 Apr10am - 4pm10am - 1pmSessions full
Friday 26 Apr10am - 4pm10am - 1pmSessions full
Tuesday 7 May10am - 4pm10am - 1pmSessions full

Following successful completion of the in-person selection & training day, you'll need to complete a 1 hour online training session. This can be done from home whenever you choose and will be paid at £12.82 for the hour.

Is accommodation provided? No.

Is travel reimbursed? Yes, an additional £12.82 will be added to your pay per day to cover expenses.