Retiring sports people

Are you a retiring sports person? Once your career in sport is coming to an end, what career options are open to you ?

Career options are often not explored whilst you are still in a playing career but you will need to think about where your career is heading and also where you will generate an income from once your playing days are over.

The thought of becoming an “ex-sports person” may cause anxiety and uncertainty and often confusion but remember, a sporting career gives you many skills and strengths which are highly transferable into other careers and commercial roles.

It is these skills and strengths which we ensure you capitalise on and help you to develop techniques and strategies to successfully convey them, both in your CV and at face to face meetings, to best promote yourself to a future employer. As Michael Vaughan, international cricketer, suggests in his discussion with George Foreman, it’s all about planning. Watch his video here to find out what some of the world’s best known sporting heroes recognise as key issues facing ex sports people.

There are many alternatives for ex sports people and many employers will deliberately wish to recruit from the sporting talent pool due to the extensive skills and strengths which a career in sports develops in you. You might be amazed at the range of jobs ex footballers have gone on to after a career in football. See a list here

We help retired sports people and playing professionals to explore all options. These options can include full time employment, part time roles, volunteering, franchisingsetting up your own business and portfolio careers.

Equally, you may wish to stay in sport but develop yourself in coaching or fitness or a similar line. The Dame Kelly Holmes DKH Legacy Trust is truly inspiring. See how they could help you and you in turn, could help thousands of youngsters. We also have links to other inspirational sports people who have gone on after their successful careers and are helping young people to develop their own future careers. Along with Dame Kelly, another of our most famous athletes, Diane Modahl, is really making a difference to young people from all walks of life.

Click here to find out how one youngster managed to move his career on when his time at the Crystal Palace Academy was coming to an end.

Other options are being championed by some world famous footballing names including Robbie Fowler who has set up a “buy to let academy” for players wishing to get started on the property market. Niall Quinn, ex-Ireland football international and now successful businessman, has been involved in drumming up interest in jobs within the Irish software industry. Click here to see how.

Our services and support for retired sports people include the following:

  • Career options
  • Career planning
  • Writing a CV and covering letter
  • Presentation and interview skills
  • Money matters including pensions, mortgages and savings
  • Day to day financial management

We are happy to conduct an initial discussion free of charge. After this initial meeting, we will propose a dedicated personal support programme and provide a detailed costing for you. Click here to find out more

If you have recently left a career in sport or are due to in the near future and would like an initial exploratory chat about your options, then feel free to give us a call on 0161 449 5767 or email sarah@career-management-experts.com and we’ll be pleased to speak to you confidentially at a time and place to suit you.