UCFB students and graduates have worked at a variety of clubs, organisations and businesses across a number of different sports in recent years. Here is just a small selection of their thoughts and comments, as well as praise from the partners and employers UCFB has had the pleasure of working with…

David Dale, Chief Executive Officer of Football Aid & Field of Dreams+

David Dale, Chief Executive Officer of Football Aid & Field of Dreams

“The relationship we have with UCFB and their students is a significant one, and something we are delighted with. The students have been a fantastic addition to the team and have all displayed a very professional attitude with a real emphasis on using their time with us to build and develop their knowledge and understanding of our events and the relationships we have with our club partners – many of whom are regarded as the most powerful brands in world football.”

Claire Norman, HR Manager at Dugout+

Claire Norman, HR Manager at Dugout

“We’ve been really impressed with the performance of the students we’ve had working with us over the last few months and are looking to employ some of them full time once they have finished their studies. Working with Danny and his Complementary Curriculum and Employability team has been really easy and he’s been great at getting us candidates with relevant experience and skill sets.”

Ken Sharp, Managing Director at Stadimax Group+

Ken Sharp, Managing Director at Stadimax Group

“Working with UCFB over the last two years has proven to be a very smart move for Stadimax. Our informal partnership has given us the opportunity to engage with some very bright and enthusiastic young people, many of whom I’m sure will be future business leaders.”

Freyja Talbott-Haworth, Events Coordinator at The Football Association+

Freyja Talbott-Haworth, Events Coordinator at The Football Association

“The UCFB students we have taken on have been working incredibly well, picking up on and developing their new skills rapidly, and have become an important part of the team in a very short space of time. They are personable, hardworking and dedicated and we are happy to have found such brilliant students.”

Ben Beer, Senior Recruitment Manager at Challenger Sports USA+

Ben Beer, Senior Recruitment Manager at Challenger Sports USA

“We have worked with UCFB and its students since 2012, taking them to the US and Canada on work placements throughout the summer. The student’s fantastic approach to coaching and their ability to enjoy new and different cultures has made them stand out. Their delivery on the field and their enthusiasm and personalities have made them a great fit with Challenger Sports.”

Kait Ludwig, Club Marketing & Business Operations Manager at the Rugby Football League+

Kait Ludwig, Club Marketing & Business Operations Manager at the Rugby Football League

“All of us at the Rugby Football League have enjoyed working with UCFB and their students and we’re very pleased to be an official partner. Previous students we’ve welcomed to the Rugby Football League have been a huge help to the organisation and we look forward to welcoming more individuals in the future.”

Michael Tattersall, Chief Executive of The National League+

Michael Tattersall, Chief Executive of The National League

“Our partnership with UCFB represents a great opportunity for all 68 of our clubs and the students. Not only do our clubs benefit from added behind the scenes assistance and guidance from a number of skilled and willing individuals helping take our leagues to the next level, students learn and adapt vital skills crucial to the football industry and their future careers.”

Chris Lewis, Chairman at Biggleswade United+

Chris Lewis, Chairman at Biggleswade United

“The non-league game typically struggles to bring in talent to drive clubs forward due to the lack of resources, but UCFB has been essential in helping us bridge that problem. It’s been fantastic working with UCFB as it has provided us with access to the brightest young talent who are keen to make a career in the football industry.”

Mike Davison, Managing Director at Isokinetic Medical Group +

Mike Davison, Managing Director at Isokinetic Medical Group

“We’ve worked with UCFB for a number of years now. Students we’ve had come to work for us are engaged in their work and willing to go the extra mile in their roles with no task too much trouble. It’s because of this we continue to work with UCFB and their dedicated, driven students.”