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The UEFA Assist Career Transition Programme is a five-day seminar that guides and enables participants to
identify their transferable skills, gain an in-depth understanding of the job opportunities available in football and learn how their knowledge and experience can be harnessed and used effectively.
The UEFA Assist CTP features talent tests, self-assessments, interviews, case studies and role play to help participants understand and analyse their existing strengths and personality traits. They will be introduced to a variety of professional opportunities, presented by UEFA experts who will share their insights and knowledge during a series of bespoke interactive presentations.
As a highlight of the course, former professional players will share inspiring personal stories on how they have successfully managed their career transition after their retirement.
At the end of the programme, participants will complete an “engaging” case study, where they will be confronted with real-life situations that will help them choose a career path that best suits their interests.
UEFA experts will also help each participant to identify the next logical steps and draw up a career action plan.Participants are selected by the national association or the confederation, based on UEFA criteria.We encourage applications from male and female football and futsal players, with a maximum of 20 people per session to ensure it remains interactive and useful. The programme is usually delivered in English, Spanish or French. However, it may be possible to implement the programme in the language of the host association.
• A clear view on the different career options available within the world of football
• Guidance and advice on how to make the right decision regarding “what’s next?” in your career
• Key skills and tools to successfully manage your career transition
• Action plan for your life after football
Professional players who have recently retired or are about to retire
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Adapted to the local context
About UEFA Assist
Contributing to the development of football has long been one of UEFA’s central objectives. When establishing the international UEFA Assist programme, UEFA intended to increase solidarity and enhance football development among national associations worldwide.
UEFA and its members form a repository of knowledge and expertise that the UEFA Assist programme shares with UEFA’s sister confederations and their member associations worldwide. This helps to develop football and strengthen relationships through international networking and customised projects.
The projects vary enormously, but each responds to a specific and important need in the development of football. Education and knowledge-sharing initiatives form one of the core pillars of UEFA Assist. The UEFA Assist CTP is one of the programmes created for national associations throughout the world, in collaboration with the UEFA Academy. This programme is now part of the UEFA Assist portfolio.
As a player I gained experience on the pitch, in the dressing room and the stadium. I saw football from a wide range of perspectives and learned how to harness the skills of leadership, motivation and teamwork to build a successful career on the pitch. But when I retired I needed to understand how to use these skills to find the right role for my future. I realised the importance of working with mentors and developing my business knowledge to secure the role I am in today. The UEFA Assist CTP will offer you a pathway to the next stage of your career, and with the support of UEFA’s mentors you will better understand where you see your future.