VIDEO: Earn and Learn: Current Students Score Premier Jobs at Wolves
Four University of Wolverhampton students studying for a degree in Football Coaching and Performance course have successfully secured jobs at Wolves FC while still pursuing their studies at the university.
The students recently led an interactive day of training sessions at the iconic Molineux Stadium, showcasing their skills and knowledge to the University’s partner colleges and schools.
Jack Sheward, currently working as an Under 9 to Under 16 Goalkeeper Coach at Wolves Academy, shared his experience of joining the club during his first year at the University: "The teaching staff at the University have been a massive help. They have connections with a lot of football clubs, and Wolves were reaching out to the Uni for some coaching roles.”
Jakub Weisniski, in his second year of the degree, expressed his delight at landing a job at Wolves. He said: "It's a massive thing for me because, if someone would have asked me a year and a half ago, I wouldn't have even said I would be here." He credited the University of Wolverhampton for playing a significant role in building connections and helping him secure the position.
Kai Johnson, a second-year student, highlighted the importance of the University's courses in improving his CV and preparing him for job applications. He said: "The University helped me put my CV together in order to apply for the job because before my CV wasn't great at all." He also emphasised the prestige and opportunities that come with working for a professional club like Wolves.
Pawel Krystkiewicz, who coaches for the Wolves Academy, discussed the transition from grassroots coaching to a professional environment facilitated by the University. "When you go into the Football Coaching course, you want to be involved in professional football, and I think the University gives you the opportunity to actually work in a professional environment," Pawel said.
The University of Wolverhampton's Football Coaching and Performance course equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the football industry. Through practical training and theory-based learning, students are prepared for various roles in coaching and performance analysis. The university's strong connections with football clubs, including Wolves FC, provide valuable opportunities for students to gain first-hand experience and secure jobs while still studying.
Rus Smith, lecturer for Football Coaching and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton, expressed pride in the students' achievements. He said: "We are thrilled to see our students thriving in the industry and securing positions at Wolves and beyond. Our course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of football coaching and performance, and we are delighted that it has enabled these students to make significant strides in their careers."
The University of Wolverhampton continues to nurture talented individuals who aspire to succeed in the football industry, offering them the platform to turn their passion into a profession. With its strong ties to professional clubs and a dedicated faculty, the University remains at the forefront of developing the next generation of football coaches and performance analysts.
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