Graduate to Performance
"No one prepared me for leaving my studies! I don't even know where to begin.
Why can't I find the industry perspective on finding and securing a job?"
Surely it can't be that difficult can it? You just hand in your big dissertation, get your grades and then apply for the 100s of jobs out there, saunter into an interview and fight back offers from all the top employers - right? Wrong! Sorry to tell you - you'll need to do a lot more than that!
When leaving your studies, you're about to experience one of the biggest life transitions so far and trust me no-one has prepared you the way we will. This course is designed specifically for those people who are prepared to go the extra mile in readying themselves to succeed in upgrading your employability, studying the best pathway routes ahead, applying for jobs, interviewing for jobs and starting work.
When you've finished the GRADUATE TO PERFORMANCE course you will be one of the few who can genuinely say you've "left no stone unturned" in developing yourself for work.
By the end of this course you will have proactively transitioned from your studies, developed a portfolio of work, developed laser focused job applications (informed by industry), developed the skills to interview effectively and unlocked critical skills to make an impressive start to work.
Course Tutor: Dr Steve Ingham
"With GTP I have big goal for you - to support people like you with an ambition to work in sports and performance to seemlessly transition into the world of work and launch a successful career.
The realities of working in the sports performance industry means that there is a strong possibility that you'll be exposed - not in a good way. The skills you'll be required to develop, demonstrate and excel at in work are rarely communicated and shared in such depth - in this course I'm going to help students and graduate cut through the confusion—to not only learn how to properly plan and launch their careers but to excel.
If you want to increase your employability, help yourself to transition successfully to work and to set yourself up for career success - GRADUATE TO PERFORMANCE will provide you with that solution.
I've distilled my experience of supporting 1000s of athletes and developing 1000s of performance professionals into this course, to help you take ownership of your future by following a proven path to success"
"Some of the roles, I've held in high-performance";
2016- present; Performance consultant, Supporting Champions
2013-2016; Director of Science and Technical Development, English Institute of Sport
2009–2013; Head of Physiology, English Institute of Sport
2005–2009; Lead Physiologist, English Institute of Sport
1998–2004; Senior Physiologist & Sports Science Manager, British Olympic Association
1997–1998; Sports Performance Officer, English Sports Council
A Step-By-Step Course to Launch Your Career in Sports and Performance
IDEAL FOR: This course is for students about to leave full-time education and for those already out in the working world who are now starting to take their future career seriously and know they need to invest in their development.
SKILLS: Acquire the complete skill transition to work in sports performance;
-Ready yourself for the transition to work
-Develop your portfolio of work, expanding and gaining specific experience and networking
-Apply for jobs with a laser focus on what you'll need to make the shortlist
-Industry informed interview guidance with re-enacted scenes to show you the good and the bad
-Critical skills to develop when you start work
COURSES: GRADUATE TO PERFORMANCE is a certificated track. Take additional modules to start studying for the INTERDISCIPLINARY AWARD.
SUPPORT: Join the community of aspiring sports performance professionals developing and networking together. Benefit from exclusive live Q&As and professional development webinars to fast track your skills.
Students who have completed this course track show persistence, willingness to learn and the right mindset to succeed in performance teams. Taking this course will put you in the top 1% of talent and position you ahead of the pack with the skills, experience and mindset that employers need.
Graduates from this course have gone on to work at Man Utd, Royal Yachting Association, British Gymnastics, FC Nordsjaelland and many other sports teams.
Modules to take you forward
Transition and portfolio
- Starting your transition
- Major work routes and options
- Myths, opportunities and challenges
- Major mistakes at this stage
- Create your CV backwards
- Upgrading your experience
- Unpaid internships
Applying for performance jobs
- Mindset for applying for jobs
- Where to look for jobs
- Job advert diagnosis
- Doing your homework
- Writing your CV
- Writing your letter
- Online presence
- Video pitch
Interviewing for performance jobs
(Interviewing for jobs is such a rare experience, we've gone the extra mile and re-created real-life scenes from interview with a group of actors. you'll see the bad, the common mistakes, and the gold-standard answers). LIVE = filmed scenes.
- Mindset for interviews
- LIVE: Interview formats (inc virtual)
- LIVE: Pre-interview engagement
- LIVE: Interview start
- LIVE: Interview presentations
- LIVE: Interview technical questions
- LIVE: Interview performance questions
- LIVE: Interview questions about teams and you
- LIVE: Final questions
- LIVE: Group interviews, practical test, problem solving tasks
- LIVE: Interview outcome and feedback
- Hunger, humility, hubris
- Rapport and body language
- Questioning, listening, summarising
- Understanding and capturing the need
- Interdisciplinary skills
SAMPLE CLIPS FROM INTERVIEWING MODULE
*Complete the track to achieve the certificate. Include the award on your CV, use to demonstrate competency for your accreditation and continued professional development.