A group of London Welsh players were recently shown a glimpse of what life working in the city involves with RPA Business Club member, Michael Page, hosting a ‘Careers in the City’ workshop at the club’s Old Deer Park training ground in Richmond.
Nine players were in attendance as the workshop, organised in conjunction with the RPA’s Personal Development Programme (PDP), explored what it takes to land a role in the city, the skills required to help a person stand out and how best to maximise past experiences on a CV and in an interview.
Led by Chris Bradberry from Michael Page, the workshop proved to be hugely beneficial with back-row forward, Kieran Murphy, expressing his delight on the topics covered.
“I found the seminar extremely useful in helping to develop your CV for a potential career in the city and also on how to prepare ourselves for an interview.
“I also took a lot of confidence from learning that my skills in rugby are highly transferable to the business world and there are opportunities out there to put them to the test.”
For teammate and former Wales U20’s fullback, Martyn Thomas, the session opened his eyes to the opportunities available after rugby.
“It was a really good seminar and a brilliant introduction to a potential career in the city. It demonstrated the different job roles and opportunities available within the city following a career as a professional rugby player.
“It definitely opened my eyes to life after rugby and really helped to make the transition from rugby to a new career seem far less daunting.”
Chris Bradberry, Talent Acquisition Associate Director at Michael Page, spoke to the RPA after the workshop and praised the level of interaction from the players.
“The session was only scheduled to go for an hour but in the end it went for over two hours due to the players being so involved.
“It was incredibly impressive to see the players interact throughout the workshop and it was very pleasing to see them asking lots of questions about each topic.
“The players didn’t seem to realise how marketable they are to potential employers, and therefore their CVs need to replicate all the skills they possess, and hopefully the workshop helped them to better understand this.
“Lastly, it was fantastic to help them grow their understanding of how to deliver when it comes to the job interview, and the techniques that will go a long way in helping them land the perfect job in the city.”
If you are interested in supporting the players through the RPA Personal Development Programme please contact Richard Bryan on 020 3053 6670 or rbryan@theRPA.co.uk
For more information on Michael Page please click here: http://www.michaelpage.co.uk/