Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week
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Story added: 11th February 2022

Former apprentices progress into coaching roles

This week (February 7th-13th) is National Apprenticeship Week and to mark the occasion, we’re celebrating the most recent graduates from our own apprenticeship programme.

Of the eight graduates, seven have progressed into coaching roles with the Foundation, while one has taken up a role at Norfolk County FA.

The course lasted 12 months, during which time the apprentices learned how to plan, lead, and coach physical activities for people of all ages in the community.

Owen Woodrow, one of the graduates to become a member of staff at the Foundation urged others to follow in his and the other apprentices’ footsteps:

“My advice is go for it! It’s an adventure and the Foundation is more like a family. You work so closely with everyone in each department and really get to experience all the different areas.”

The programme is delivered in conjunction with education provider Sport Structures and Ross Szabo, their Senior Operations & Compliance Manager, said:

“Norwich City CSF offer a such a supporting environment that allows their apprentices to grow and build the sort of skills and knowledge needed to be a success in the industry. We’re delighted to have supported these young coaches in their first steps of their careers throughout the apprenticeship and wish them the best of luck in the future.

Pictured L-R: Owen Woodhouse, Owen Woodrow, Aidan Browne, Mitchell Smith, Euan Stevenson, and Amber Warren. Not pictured Hannah Rogers and Sam Woolridge (Norfolk County FA).

The Foundation will begin recruitment for its apprenticeship programme in June. To express your interest in the meantime use the contact us form.

"As a Foundation we offer young aspiring coaches an opportunity to develop and grow as community coaches within a safe, practical environment, expertly supported Sport Structures as our education provider. The latest cohort to pass the apprenticeship are a perfect example of how beneficial an apprenticeship is and I have no doubt they will all go on to have successful careers in sport or education."

Shaun Howes

Workforce Development Manager

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

11th February 2022

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Former apprentices progress into coaching roles