Adam Cripps, Aspire Apprentice
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 was able to 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.