Ignite Sport > News and Blogs > Ignite Sport UK to host virtual Open Event to help young people with an interest in sport plan their career pathway

Ignite Sport UK will host a virtual open event this week for young people interested in exploring the apprenticeship opportunities supplied by the first-class registered training provider.

Hosted by Hannah Bladen, General Manager of Ignite Sport UK, the open event will take place via Zoom from 7pm on Thursday, January 21st. The evening will offer year 11 leavers upwards and their parents or carers the opportunity to learn more about the company’s sports-based apprenticeships and the pathways they provide to careers such as sports coaching and physical education tutors.

Based at Oxford City FC, Ignite Sport UK is a registered training provider for sport and education qualifications, working in further education, apprenticeships, and adult education.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone concluding their Year 11 GCSE exams and upwards and train young people in schools across the UK to support the provision of sport.

Viewers will be able to learn more details about how Ignite Sport UK provides young people with the best on-the-job paid learning experience via face-to-face training, experiencing real-life situations and online e-portfolios.

There will also be a chance for viewers to learn from the experiences of current apprentices and submit any questions they may have about the company’s opportunities via a question-and-answer session that will conclude the open event.

Hannah Bladen said Ignite Sport UK’s upcoming virtual open event is a fantastic chance for young people interested in a career in sports coaching to establish their pathway to a successful career.

“Typically, this time of year is very busy at Ignite Sport UK as we showcase the opportunities we provide to apprentices at various career fairs and physical open events,” said Hannah. “Unfortunately, that is not possible this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Instead, we have taken appropriate steps to ensure our upcoming open event will be just as informative online. You will be able to learn more about our core values via our showcase video and listen to the real life experiences our current apprentices are developing by working with people of varying ages from all backgrounds.

“We’re looking for bright, bubbly and passionate people that love sport and want to work with young people and learn how to deliver and coach a range of sports in community and school settings. Our apprentices have bags of energy and enthusiasm and develop excellent communication skills that will enable them to learn the trade of being a sports coach or physical education teacher.

“We look forward to welcoming as many people possible to our virtual open event.”

To attend the virtual open event and find out more about the exciting pathway Ignite Sport UK can provide, visit www.ignitesportuk.com and contact the team via our ‘contact us’ page.

Alternatively, you can call Ignite Sport UK on 0300 303 0809 or email courses@ignitesportuk.com for further information.

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