The unrivalled opportunities at UCFB to apply for and undertake placements within the football, sport and events industries will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge whilst experiencing first-hand life in a real working and fast paced business environment.

You will have the opportunity to graduate from UCFB not only with a high standard of education, but also an impressive CV with a number of years of experience in the sport industry.

Placements and work experience are an important way to improve your employability and begin a successful career within a chosen industry. Superb placements for UCFB students to date have included positions in Premier League football clubs, national governing bodies in the UK and abroad, sports brands, professional leagues and start-up companies.

Our current students have gained experience in an impressive array of careers whilst at UCFB, including sports journalism, digital marketing, website management, photography, broadcasting, sponsorship activation, coaching, sports law and event and retail management.

UCFB students’ work experience opportunities have included:

UCFB students served up unforgettable US Open experience

UCFB students served up unforgettable US Open experience

Charlene Oliver's Rio Olympic journey

Charlene Oliver’s amazing month in Rio de Janeiro where she was a volunteer at the Olympic Games

UCFB students at the UEFA Champions League final in Milan

UCFB students at the UEFA Champions League final in Milan

UCFB students complete an unforgettable work placement at Brazilian football club Figueirense FC

UCFB students complete an unforgettable work placement at Brazilian football club Figueirense FC

Jason Thomas’ unique placement with the Swedish U16 women’s team

Jason Thomas’ unique placement with the Swedish U16 women’s team

UCFB has to date arranged student placements in domestic and international organisations including the following:

Burnley FC Rio Olympics 2016 2LF Sports Management
The Football Association Burnley Football Development Manchester City FC
Rugby League World Cup 2013 Doncaster Rovers FC UEFA Champions League
Scottish Professional Football League Poland Football Association – PZPN Manchester Thunder Netball
Hong Kong Football Association PwC Ultimate Fighting Championship
Seattle Sounders Soccer Smart Scunthorpe United FC
Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey Team Accrington College Ladies’ Team Lancashire Evening Telegraph
Norwich City FC Charlton FC Ear to the Ground
The Evo-Stik League ING ISM
PDC – Professional Darts Corporation The Oval  FCB Escola – FC Barcelona academy
Football Focus (BBC Sport) Middlesbrough FC  UCFB TV
Original Fantasy League Wembley Stadium Sporting Pro
Stockport County FC World Football Academy Partick Thistle FC
UEFA Europa League Coritiba FC Fleetwood Town FC
Leeds United FC WFA National Symposium Crawley Town FC
Bacup Borough FC MSSL TalkSPORT

The opportunity to carry out employment activities within these operational environments provides you with a platform to strengthen your CV and gain a wider understanding of the 360 degree operation of the sport industry, working alongside the best in the business.

Read more UCFB work experience case studies.

Earn while you learn

In and around both UCFB campuses, there is an abundance of paid work opportunities in the local area for students to earn while they learn, with many in the football, sport and events industries that will look great on a CV.

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Find out more about paid work opportunities.