As part of the Athlete Futures Network programme, we commit periodically to running careers fairs and workshops for our athletes to enable them to engage with prospective employers who can provide meaningful work placements, work shadowing, part-time jobs and internships/apprenticeships. The Network also supports former World Class Programme (WCP) athletes who have already transitioned out of sport, whether in the recent past or some time ago. This means that a breadth of athletes attend all our events; some who need to fit career development in around training and competing and some who are already free to look for meaningful full-time career opportunities post-transition.
In 2013 and 2016, following the London and Rio Games respectively, we did this on a large scale and in 2018, following the PyeongChang Winter Games, we ran four smaller Roadshow events at Elite Training Centres across the country. In 2020, following the Tokyo Games, we would like to repeat a larger scale event, comprising workshops, an athlete panel and most importantly, a careers fair. To this end, we will invite appropriate UK-based organisations who are able to provide development and work opportunities to the athletes who will be based all over the UK.