Sport placements

If you have a specific business challenge that you don’t have the time or resource to tackle, hosting a Stirling student for a placement may offer the perfect solution.

Read on for more information about how student placements can benefit your business, or contact us to ask a question. 

Student placements and projects

Our students are looking for work experience related to their studies throughout the year. By welcoming a Stirling student into your business, you’ll be gaining a valuable asset to help you tackle a specific project or need, as well as building relationships with the next generation of leaders.

What skills can our Sport students offer your business?

Sport students can offer a range of skills and knowledge exchange in the following areas: physical education and coaching; gym work, strength and conditioning; performance analysis; sport development; event management; marketing and social media; market research; sport policy research; governance and business.

Employer testimonials

"Coach My Sport have had a great working relationship with the Sport unit at the University of Stirling. Coach My Sport delivers a coaching program for children aged 2 - 11 plus sport specific activities like dodgeball and floorball. The students have helped deliver our coaching program and also helped with both Summer and Easter Camps. They have totally embraced what we are looking to achieve, they have been dedicated, efficient with their time keeping, added to the activities and delivered by making suggestions which were taken on board. They added real value as each student brings different qualities, experiences which is brilliant for the dynamics of the business, and it also keeps my own full-time coaches on their toes. What was encouraging is that each student got involved immediately with the activities which put the children and parents at ease especially when we were coaching toddlers and preschool children."  

Tony Phillips, Owner, Coach My Sport

"Ollie worked with us to develop a robust method so that this project can continue over a number of years. With his experience of being on the committee of the University Rugby Club, he piloted this research on his teammates through surveys and focus groups. Ollie’s research included measurement tools for employability, mental health and wellbeing, and recommendations for future students to continue this project. We would highly recommend these placement opportunities to other employers, so that students can apply their learning in a practical setting, and to offer employers like us support on long term projects."  

Graeme Matheson, Sports Development Officer, University of Stirling

When do students go on placement?

Students are available to join your business in both Autumn and Spring, with students undertaking a 30 hour volunteering placement over 10 weeks - normally for three hours a week, but it can be arranged flexibly depending on agreement between placement providers and students. Project scopes for placements should be ready by early September for Autumn placements and early January for Spring placements.

Submit a project proposal

Complete our scoping form to let us know the kind of support you're looking for and what you'd like students to work on within your business. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact Robert Kielty.