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2012/13 Club Apprenticeship Scheme confirmed

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The Saints' Club Apprenticeship Scheme has been lauded at both a local and national level, with politicians and business leaders alike hailing its success.

Northampton Saints have confirmed that an expanded programme will return later in the summer with the opportunity for 16 more youngsters to become a part of one of the leading rugby clubs in Europe.


The Club Apprenticeship Scheme offers a wage, qualifications and employment in every department within the Saints, from ticketing, media and retail to the playing side, including coaching, strength and conditioning and sports development. All Apprentices must be aged between 16 and 18 on September 10th.


The Club Apprenticeship Scheme is the perfect opportunity for any young adults, whether you are looking for experience in an area of interest before continuing with further study or you want to kick start your career with the Saints.


Starting in September 2012, each apprenticeship opportunity ranges from 30 to 42 weeks, and will offer a number of qualifications supporting an NVQ in a subject linked to the chosen department. Each apprentice would work for three days per week.


APPRENTICE DEPARTMENT/WORKING AREA MAIN DUTIES

Retail Apprentice Saints Superstore and Ticket Office Assist in the running of the Saints Superstore and Ticket Office

Strength and Conditioning Apprentice Performance Department To support the day-to-day running of the Elite Performance Department

Media Apprentice Media and Communications To include writing, interviewing for the club website, filming and editing for SaintsTV, assist the management of the club's social media channels

Teaching and Mentoring Apprentice Saints Study Centre To engage local school children with learning through sport and the club

Sports Development Apprentice Community and HITZ To support the management and delivery of community engagement projects

Stadium Management Apprentice Stadium and Ground Staff To contribute to the general management of Northampton's most prestigious sports stadium and one of the town's busiest venues

Business Apprentice Marketing, Sales and Conferencing Assist in the administering of the business side of the UK's most commercially successful sports club

IT Apprentice Online Store and Ticketing Assist in the running and administration of the club's Online Store and ticketing system

Coaching Apprentice Community Assist in the delivery of rugby coaching to a variety of ages in schools and local rugby clubs

If you are interested in any of the above roles and would like a job description and application form then contact Rowland Winter in the Saints' Community team. Either email [email protected] or call 01604 751543.