The unique opportunities available at UCFB to undertake work placements within the football and sports industry will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge further, while experiencing first-hand what it’s like to work in this fast-paced and exciting environment. This means you will have the opportunity to graduate from UCFB with not only a fantastic university degree, but also an impressive CV with a number of important work experiences under your belt.

Unique work experience placements with The National League: Leyton Orient

Work placements are an important way to improve your employability and utilise your education before beginning a successful career. Placements for UCFB students to date have included positions at Premier League clubs, national governing bodies and sports brands in the UK and abroad. These have also included placements with The National League, its clubs, and the United Soccer League (USL) thanks to just some of UCFB’s exciting industry partnerships.

The National League partnership

UCFB signed a five-year deal with The National League in July 2017 to be its official learning provider.

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Students have gained experience in an impressive array of careers, including sports journalism, digital marketing, website management, photography, broadcasting, sponsorship activation, coaching, sports law, and event and retail management.

Below are just some of the names of clubs, brands, events, and organisations our students have worked for and with during their time with UCFB.

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Earn while you learn

As well as unique work experience opportunities, there is an abundance of paid work opportunities for students at both UCFB campuses in the local area to earn while you learn, with many in the football and sports industry that will look great on your CV. Find out more here.

Read about UCFB's latest work experience placements