Good Employment Week 2022

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 12:26 GMT

British Dressage is supporting the Equestrian Employers Association, alongside other key industry organisations, to raise awareness of the importance of good employment in the 2022 renewal of Good Employment Week. 

Good Employment Week 2022 will provide educational content for employers and workers within the equestrian industry around what ‘good’ looks like, whilst addressing current challenges and providing practical solutions.

The week will focus on the links between positive employment practices, increased productivity and business viability.

Key themes include contracts of employment, employment status, recruiting and retaining staff, business viability and sustainability.

Ending with the annual ‘Give Your Staff a Pizza Day’ on Friday 18th November. All employers are encouraged to take part in this simple occasion, where equestrian staff are celebrated for their amazing dedication and hard work.

Good employment should be the norm, and British Dressage CEO Jason Brautigam is proud to share his support of this year's campaign: 

“At British Dressage, we believe that a positive employment experience is essential if we are to attract the highest calibre of individuals to work within the equine sector.  Good employment practices, supported by quality training, education and development are all vital to retain the best staff, who are equipped with the right skills, knowledge, and experience, to do the job to the best of their ability.

We have recently launched apprenticeship-based education routes in both horse management and business, with added value qualifications and workplace experiences.  BD is committed to supporting employers by providing apprenticeship placements through the scheme, to achieve the best practice standards included in the Equine Employers Association's Code of Good Employment.

Any business or organisation, no matter how big or small, is only as good as the staff that it employs.  Employees must always be respected and valued, but it’s also important that everyone’s contribution is recognised and rewarded too.  We continue to work closely with the EEA and other industry partners to promote working environments in dressage that offer the same high standards that we aim to achieve as employers ourselves.”