Last week young people from sporteducate clubs Shpresa and Carney’s Community were given a unique insight into Lord’s Cricket Ground, one of the country’s most famous sporting institutions as Deutsche Bank and Sported hosted an employability day in partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The inspirational ‘Home of Cricket’ proved to be a fitting venue for the day’s event as the sporteducate participants were treated to a range of activities designed to improve their understanding of potential career paths – both within sport and more widely – and to prepare them for the world of work.
MCC employees from a range of departments including Catering, Commercial, Estates, Brand and Design, Media and the Cricket Academy were on hand to chat to the young people about their respective roles and to offer career advice
With the attendees aged 15 and 16, and thinking about their first part-time jobs and/or work experience, the afternoon’s CV workshop with MCC’s Head of HR, Amanda Forsey offered brilliant insight into what employers look for in prospective employees as well as practical tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd..
Naturally, a visit to the home of cricket would not be complete without giving the sport a try. Under the tutelage of a coach from the MCC Academy the young people had the chance to practice their skills at Lord’s state of the art indoor training facilities. If that wasn’t enough, the day concluded with a tour around the iconic venue, allowing everyone to see the famous Ashes Urn and follow in the footsteps of cricket’s heroes through the Long Room.
A huge thank you to Marylebone Cricket Club for their hospitality and all the staff who kindly took time out of their day to offer their assistance to the sporteducate programme.