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Premier League Placement Programme

The Premier League

The Premier League is the organising body of the Premier League with responsibility for the competition, its Rule Book and the centralised broadcast and other commercial rights.

24 Jun 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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.

About The Premier League

The Premier League is the top tier of England’s football pyramid, which produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. With our Clubs, we use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world.

We bring people together from all backgrounds and we are a competition for everyone, everywhere – available to watch in 880 million homes in 188 countries.

The Premier League head office is based in central London and the organisation delivers across a range of roles, including football, coach development, community, youth development, safeguarding, broadcast, commercial, communications, digital, finance, legal, marketing and policy.

Work at the Premier League varies greatly and we are committed to delivering equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation. We look for people who excel at what they do and would be a positive fit for the organisation, regardless of their background.

How to Apply

To be considered for the programme, please click 'Apply Now' and complete the application form. Please note, you should aim to write approximately 250 words per written answer. The deadline for submission is Sunday 10 July 2022.

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