UCFB empowers its students to build on their personal, professional and academic journey at UCFB and ultimately build towards their career upon graduation. The UCFB Employability & Career Planning Team are聽committed to helping you transition from student to professional with confidence and ease. We provide a comprehensive range of services designed to support your career ambitions and ensure you are well-prepared to enter the competitive world of work.

At UCFB 90% of graduates are in full-time employment with nearly two-thirds working in the football and sports industry 鈥 both figures far exceeding industry standards.

As well as unique seminars and teaching, plus world-class networking and work experience opportunities, students have access to year-round employability services by internal and external partners.

Student placements & work experience

The unique opportunities available at UCFB to undertake work placements within the football and sports industry will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge further, while experiencing first-hand what it鈥檚 like to work in this fast-paced and exciting environment

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Executive Guest Speaker Series

As part of our Executive Guest Speaker Series leading figures from the football聽and聽sports industry visit UCFB to deliver聽exclusive talks to students聽on an area of their expertise and to answer questions. Recent guests have included聽Gareth Southgate, Dan Ashworth, Claire Tomlinson, Eddie Howe, Natalie Sawyer and Michael Carrick.

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Meet your team

Marc Halliday
Employability & Career Planning Team Marc Halliday Senior Employability and Career Planning Manager
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Simon Fitzjohn
Employability & Career Planning Team Simon Fitzjohn Senior Employability & Career Planning Manager
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Elena Longshaw
Employability & Career Planning Team Elena Longshaw Employability & Career Planning Advisor
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Angela Bent
Employability & Career Planning Team Angela Bent Senior Employability and Career Planning Advisor
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Courtney Molden-Williams
Employability & Career Planning Team Courtney Molden-Williams Senior Employability and Career Planning Advisor
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Jess Hamill
Employability & Career Planning Team Jess Hamill Employability and Career Planning Advisor
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Ash Virdee
Employability & Career Planning Team Ash Virdee Senior Employability & Career Planning Advisor
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UCFB Employability & Career Planning portal

The Employability & Career Planning team are here to help you maximise your potential in securing employment and gain the knowledge and skills required to work within the world of football and sport. Start looking for work placements today, attend networking events, and much more through our JobTeaser platform! Available to UCFB students and alumni only.

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UCFB Premier Events

We鈥檙e delighted to be working closely with so many recruitment specialist partners, and to be able to offer our students even more opportunities to enhance their employability credentials. Their expertise, coupled with UCFB鈥檚 resources, means students will be industry-ready to secure their dream job in the football and sports industry and be prepared for a highly challenging and rewarding future.

Simon FitzjohnSenior Employability & Career Planning Manager
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Career Goals: From UCFB to West Ham United
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