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West Ham United FC

West Ham United FC

Academy Performance Analyst – Student Placement 2024/25

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England

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Mar 17, 2024

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At the heart and soul of London since 1895 West Ham United is a dynamic, fan-focused football Club constantly moving forward but always with an eye on the past.

Our home at the London Stadium has a capacity of 62,500 making it one of the biggest club Stadia in the country however our tickets are the lowest priced for London based clubs in the Premier League, echoing objectives to create Affordable Family Football.

In 2018, our Women's team gained a professional status for the very first time, jumping 2 divisions and competed in the Women's Super League (WSL), the premier division of women's football in England. After finishing a respectable 7th, the team enjoyed particular success in the FA Cup reaching the final of the competition, eventually being beaten by 2017 winners Manchester City.

In April 2019, we opened our brand-new Academy facility based at Chadwell Heath which will help to bring through some of the very best talents in the area, the recent emergence of First Team Players Declan Rice and Ben Johnson are a testament to the work already being done at the Academy.

On the business side, we are continuing to create a Stadium our supporters can call home, with the renaming of the Billy Bonds Stand and Claret and Blue pitch surrounding amongst the latest developments. Additionally, the Club has achieved the Disability Confident Leader status.

The Club employees a constantly growing workforce of approximately 300 core staff and 500 Foundation and events staff, and is a truly unique place to work. We welcome talented individuals who will thrive in our ambitious organisation.

In October 2023, West Ham United was awarded the Advanced level of the Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard, recognising the Club’s ongoing dedication and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). It is the second time West Ham United has received the award, which is the top accolade that can be achieved by Premier League clubs, having first been presented with the Advanced level in 2020.


Position

Contract Type:Work Placement - Applicants must require a placement as part of their university course (Undergraduate placement/Sandwich year)
Start Date:July 2024
End Date:May 2025
Hours:Up to 35 hours per week
Remuneration:250 per month travel expenses

West Ham United Academy have a number of student internships available for the upcoming season (2024/25). These opportunities are available to all Undergraduate work placement students. Those invited to interview may be asked to complete a task to demonstrate their analysis skills and football understanding. The ideal candidate must:

Be enthusiastic about analysis and football
Be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Be able to commit to the entire 2024-25 season
Be able to travel to our multiple training centres
Be able to demonstrate our Academy values: Togetherness, Hard Working, Exciting and Attitude+.

Successful candidates will be assigned an age group (U9-U23) to work with for the 2024/25 Academy Season and will be responsible for supporting analysis provision within that specific age group. Key responsibilities will include:

Assisting in the analysis match and training day requirements including filming/coding games and training sessions.
Supporting in the creation of Post-match analysis, providing video and statistical feedback on games for players and coaching staff, using specialist software (Hudl Sportscode, Studio and MS Excel).
Working alongside the Academy Head of Coaching and Coach Developer Analyst, to support coach development using a variety of analytical tools and softwares.
Support in the creation and delivery of post-match feedback for academy goalkeepers.
Collect, store and analyse video and stats throughout the season on both an individual and team level.
Provide analytical insight from statistical trend data on a team/individual basis on a mid/long term basis.
Support individual player development with internal and external best practice

Requirements

This placement MUST form part of the overall degree programme where your end date is after January 2025 for you to be considered.

What do you get in return?
If you are successful, you can look forward to:
Gaining vast experience working within a successful Premier League Football Club’s academy.
Being provided with CPD opportunities on a placement learning and development programme.
Having potential access to academy data for use within University assignments/dissertations etc.
An allowance towards monthly travel expenses.
Being provided with team kit and meals during working days.

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