UCFB’s unique links with the football and sport industry grants students access to some of the biggest organisations in the industry, including the Scottish Professional Football League.
It’s not just Brendan Rodgers and Celtic making waves north of the border… UCFB students are also making a name for themselves at the SPFL.
The organisation’s chief executive Neil Doncaster has been a keen supporter of UCFB in recent years and is a member of the institution’s Employment & Enrichment Panel, regularly hosting workshops with students on the various facets of management and leadership in sport.
Always keen to promote young talent, Doncaster and the SPFL have employed a number of UCFB students on a work placement basis in recent years across various aspects of the business.
Most recently was Matthew Lang who spent time at the famous Hampden Park in Glasgow within the media and marketing team. As part of his role Matthew sat in on meetings making suggestions on how to raise the profile of the Scottish game. He also shadowed Doncaster and was able to see first-hand the day-to-day of a top level professional in the football industry.
Ross McDonald, digital manager at the SPFL: “Students from UCFB are always enthusiastic and keen to learn. We allow them to shadow us within the office environment in order to give them a feel for what it is like working for a governing body within Scottish football.”
Doncaster added: “The industry needs graduates with these qualifications and work-based experience as a way of both improving best practice and standardisation across the football business and associated industries.”
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