8th June 2017
UCFB and ATPI Sports Events announce partnership to offer student work placements in sports travel sector
Leading global travel management and events business the ATPI Group has confirmed an ongoing partnership with UCFB, the higher education provider specialising in university degrees in the football, sports and events industries inside and around Wembley Stadium, London and the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. As part of the agreement, the Group will offer work placements to selected students giving them the opportunity to gain an insight into and experience of a career in the sports travel sector.
The partnership has commenced with successful placements for two students, Lily Wells and Marcin Chmielewski, who joined ATPI Sports Events, the company’s dedicated sports travel, hospitality and events logistics division, to gain work experience in marketing and event management. The students, who are studying for a degree in BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management and BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing respectively at UCFB Wembley, followed structured assignments exploring the awareness of Duty of Care within the sports sector.
Kate Suddards, head of sports at ATPI Sports Events, said: “By collaborating closely with specialist colleges and Universities across the UK we hope to help students cement their course learnings and, for those that thrive during their placement, provide invaluable opportunities to join one of the fastest growing brands in the travel and events industry. We have every confidence that the practical experience Lily and Marcin have gained with us will give them the opportunity to excel in their pursuit of a career in sports events management and we very much look forward to extending this opportunity to more students in the future.”
Danny Stroud, Complementary Curriculum and Employability manager at UCFB, added: “On behalf of the students and UCFB we are thrilled that Lily and Marcin have been given this amazing opportunity to test their skills at an organisation that has the calibre of ATPI Sports Events. Opportunities like this hold real merit on a student’s CV come graduation and work to enhance the education you can gain from a degree at UCFB. The Complementary Curriculum and Employability team at UCFB hope for a long and successful partnership with ATPI Sports Events in the years to come.”
ATPI Sports Events is one of the world’s fastest growing events businesses with specialist teams delivering travel, events, corporate hospitality, ticketing, branding and sponsorship activation for leading events and sports brands around the world.
The company has involvement in managing major sporting events including Champions League Finals and Premier League pre-season tours. In the wider sports arena, ATPI Sports Events is the global official hospitality agency for the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It is also the Official Ticket & Travel Agent (NL) for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and was recently appointed by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) as its Official Ticketing and Hospitality Services Partner. ATPI Sports Events will also be managing the travel arrangements for the England, Wales, Scotland and Armed Forces teams participating in the upcoming Rugby League Festival of World Cups which takes place in July this year in western Sydney.
The ATPI Group has a network of over 100 offices worldwide and is a global leader in travel management for corporate, shipping and energy businesses, sports and corporate event management and online travel technology.
For more information please visit www.atpi.com.