George wins a Premier coaching role

A sports student is taking the first steps in his career after impressing his future employers on a visit to the college – and winning a role as a part-time coach.

Eighteen year-old George Youngs, a Level 3 sports student at Cambridge Regional College, was inspired by a talk from leading school sports coaching company Premier Education.

He successfully applied for a part-time coaching job and is now working as a sports activator in schools alongside his study programme. 

CRC lecturer Neil Andrews, who organised the visit, said George had been inspired by the work of Premier Education – one of a number of employers the faculty invites in to talk to students about future careers and work experience.

“Sport Studies students had an excellent morning with Chris Quint from Premier Education Group who delivered a great course showing them how to teach sport in schools,” he said.

“Congratulations to George who will be coaching part-time for the Premier Education Group while continuing to study on the Extended Diploma after being inspired to apply for a job there.”

George is already working in primary schools in Cambridge, teaching football skills at lunchtime and after-school clubs. He said he was planning to follow the coaching pathway so the part-time work fitted in well with his course.

Premier Education delivers PE and sport programmes in 15% of schools across England through a community of over 1,000 Activity Professionals.

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