The Rochdale AFC Traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It is a superb way to give yourself the best chance of securing work, while you gain qualifications and put yourself in the shop window with the employer you do the work experience with!
The Rochdale AFC Traineeship lasts 8 weeks, and in this time you will achieve a L1 Employability qualification, L1 Customer Service qualification and your skills gained will include; Functional Skills – Maths, English and ICT, Communication, Professionalism, Rapport Building and Client Satisfaction. The ‘Employability’ element of the course involves CV writing, mock interviews and applying for jobs – all needed to secure the employment you are looking for!
This will really make your CV stand out from the crowd!
This course prepares you well for an apprenticeship or regular employment and provides you with the qualifications that employers are looking for – all in just 8 weeks. You will also be entered in to Northern Apprenticeship’s talent pool upon completion of the course which will enable us to match you to appropriate apprenticeships in your area.
You will spend 8 weeks at Rochdale AFC’s Crown Oil Arena (previously known as Spotland Stadium), where 3 days per week will be gaining work experience in various departments around the ground including administration work in the club’s office, retail work in the Club Shop, and maintenance duties around the ground. This is fantastic as the employer could even employ you once you finish the course, if you impress them! The remaining 2 days will be spent working on your employability skills and your maths and English (if needed). Your classroom will be 3 executive boxes opened up to make one large classroom, you will have a view of the pitch whilst you are learning!
Upon completion you will be invited to an Achievement Ceremony at the ground where you will be presented with your certificates, RAFC match day tickets and a ‘High Flyer’ award of a ‘VIP Match Day Experience’ will also be presented where the best performer from each group will be invited to watch a match as a VIP from the luxurious comfort of an RAFC Executive Box. You will be fed, receive a matchday programme, watch the ‘Man of the Match’ ceremony and have the chance to mingle with the players after the game!
To apply for this course you must:
Upon completion of this 8 week Rochdale AFC Traineeship you will have a brilliant set of skills, qualifications and work experience to put on your CV and stand out from the crowd when applying for apprenticeships or full time employment.
The L1 Customer Service and Employability qualifications are relevant and industry recognised, which means they are very attractive to employers.
You could potentially progress onto an apprenticeship after this course, or if you impress during the work placement, you may even be offered a full time job!
CROWN OIL ARENA (formerly Spotland Stadium)
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