One of our students is gaining experience this season in the Football League, after landing the role of operations assistant at Queens Park Rangers.

Brendan Murphy, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business and Sports Broadcasting at UCFB Wembley, has been successful in gaining the position at Loftus Road, meaning he will be gaining invaluable industry experience at Championship level alongside his studies.

When asked about what his role at the Hoops, he said: “Working as an operations assistant is working a variety of roles such as general stadium security and operation, matchday staff recruitment, safeguarding and much more!

“It’s an opportunity to understand major parts of the running of a club that has had an incredible history that we want to be a part of. There are no limits to the role, so every day is different.”

He added: “I’m super excited to work at Loftus Road alongside professionals in the industry which I want to learn from and benefit from both them and the environment.

“Working in a sporting venue such as Loftus Road is an incredible experience that is unique and in a professional environment.”

When asked about his time at university, he said: “UCFB is a unique place of study which offers courses like no other! Since joining, I’ve loved every moment from placements, to representing UCFB in rugby, and meeting professionals in the industry is something I would not have imagined when I started in 2020.

“Meeting guest speakers and gaining connections has had a major part of my success so far at UCFB and being able to know them personally has helped me in many aspects of my studies and career.”

In addition to this role and his studies, Brendan also works at Marylebone Cricket Club at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

“I work two jobs there,” he said. “One as a ground operations assistant and another as a matchday steward. Both roles have helped me shape my career, and the people around me have guided me on a journey that I am super excited for!

“Working at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the MCC is a dream come true, especially starting the role in my first year of studies! I’ve completed two seasons including two The Hundred finals as well the 2023 Ashes Series at the Home of Cricket.”

He finished: “Make the most of each and every opportunity offered as it may let you achieve more than you could imagine! Within 12 quick months, I’ve had countless opportunities such as featuring on Sky Sports News, to working for London Irish as a videographer, to now working at QPR and for the MCC as an Operations Assistant.”

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