Being an Aspire Trainee - Case Study

Being an Aspire Trainee - Case Study

To find out more about being an Aspire trainee, read our case study from Adam, who is now a Level 2 Apprentice at Aspire.

Adam Cripps Q&A

Why did you choose to apply for a traineeship?

The Traineeship allowed me to see what employers are looking for when recruiting a sports coach. I also gained valuable experience in the role before I applied for an Apprenticeship.

Why did you choose to complete a traineeship with Aspire?

I chose to complete my traineeship with Aspire as they could give me the chance to gain coaching experience and progress onto an apprenticeship. Aspire also offer opportunities to continue into a full-time job after completing your apprenticeship.

What skills, experience, and qualifications have you gained through your traineeship?

I could develop my problem-solving skills to deal with situations I had never experienced before. It also helped me develop my confidence, communication and allowed me to develop new coaching ideas. During the traineeship, I completed the Level 2 Award in The Principles of Coaching Sport.

What are you doing now?

I am now completing my Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership. I have also been given the opportunity to support full-time coaches in schools, on Aspire’s Football Development Centre and have been selected to travel to Tanzania as part of the Aspire to Africa, Aspire Sports Trust trip.


For more information on an Aspire Traineeship and to apply visit


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