The Premier League

The Premier League

Premier League Placement Programme


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 22, 2022

Role description

Contract type: 18 months, full-time

Reports to: Rotational based on department

Location: Premier League Offices, Paddington, W2 1HQ

Financial support: Bursary award which exceeds London Living Wage plus expense payments

The Premier League believe that having a diverse workforce is important to drive business performance. The organisation is committed to improving greater access opportunities and career progression for under-represented groups in football, including individuals from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

The organisation is running a placement programme for the second year running targeted at these groups, aiming to develop and prepare individuals for a future career in football. There are currently three places on the cohort. The Premier League are looking for individuals who are available to commence on Monday 12 September 2022.

The Programme and Objectives

Successful candidates will complete three six-month placements in different Premier League departments
There will be opportunities to get involved in a wide range of Premier League departments; including Broadcasting, Coaching, Commercial, Communications, Community, Finance, Football Operations, Football Relations, IT, Legal, Policy and Youth. The departments allocated to your placement will depend on your current skill set and interests. The selected departments will be communicated to you at offer stage
There will be many exciting development opportunities for individuals during their placement programme. The Premier League have a 70/20/10 learning structure at the Premier League. 70% of learning is done on the job, 20% from other people (coaching, mentoring, other departments), and 10% comes from formal training. Most tasks that successful individuals will take part in will allow for skills to be learnt on the job. Individuals will receive a lot of support and guidance from the line managers responsible for them and internal/external mentors assigned to them during the placement. There will also be the chance to attend formal training courses to expand your professional skills
Individuals have opportunities to get involved in exciting and dynamic Premier League projects and you should take a look at for some insight into the wide range of work that we do across football and the communities that we serve
The placement could involve travel to complete tasks and you will be able to attend Premier League matches, visit Premier League clubs, take part in Premier League events and learn first-hand experiences from individuals who work across the football industry

Candidate Criteria

We are looking for people who can bring our values to life during their time at the Premier League. These values are ‘ambitious’, ‘inspiring’, ‘connected’ and ‘fair’. You should:

Be motivated to work in the football industry and eager to learn about the opportunities that a career in football can offer
Show a friendly, open and adaptable personality
Be an excellent communicator, with the ability to learn how to grow the skills to manage relationships across multiple stakeholders
Have a willingness to be a team player – offer help to your team members and know how to accept help from others, whilst upholding the values of equality, diversity and inclusion
Be an excellent multi-tasker
Demonstrate curiosity to learn new professional skills and grow problem-solving abilities
Be dependable and proactive
Know the importance of prioritising competing tasks and using time efficiently
Be from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background
Have no restrictions on living/working in the UK
Be able to commit to all aspects of the programme
Be able to work in London for the duration of the programme

Successful candidates will be chosen based on merit as measured against the person specification, set out above, for the scheme. There will be a range of assessments undertaken, which include a first stage application form. Further assessment will be done via a second stage interview and candidate experience day, to which a small pool of applicants will be invited.

We aim to advise all individuals the outcome of their application within two weeks of the closing date. Further details on how to prepare for the assessment day will be shared with successful applicants in due course.

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