Castleford Tigers College in the New Year will be starting their brand-new traineeships in sports coaching for young people to prepare for employment and provide a toolkit of transferrable skills. The College are proudly partnered with SCL – the leading providers of education through sport, and responsible for delivering the Tigers’ traineeship course.
Delighted by the launch of the new traineeship, Castleford Tigers’ Education and Development Manager Rob Nickolay said: “The benefits of the traineeships are huge for us. For those that don’t necessarily want to be continuously in a classroom but want to be out there with some more hands-on experience and learn from the industry.”
“This traineeship is around coaching, getting out into the community and being in and amongst the Club and coaching staff.”
Traineeships are run on a 16–20-week programme of which it provides trainees the chance to work in a real sports environment. Rob continued: “They can learn an awful lot from that period. That’s the beauty of it learning from professionals that do it day in, day out.
They can really set themselves onto a pathway and career within sport and the skills that are taught can be taken into any industry.”
The traineeship offers versatility in its avenues possible as well as work preparation training and Maths/English courses if required. Rob explained the mixture of roles that could transpire from the traineeship qualification.
“At the Club, we have the coaching staff as a whole but within there you have got so many different roles from sports analysts, to strength and conditioning coaches to out and out rugby league coaches.
“I would encourage anybody who was thinking about getting into sport to join the traineeship because there is so many pathways that it can progress onto.”
Spaces are filling up quickly, so we urge you to act quickly!