Employer Partnerships in Sport

CEELS currently works with over 50 different sports organisations to support student and workforce employability, enterprise and leadership. Our key partners provide a range of work-based learning opportunities and help inform the content of our degree programmes to ensure all of our courses are fit for purpose and relevant to the sports industry.


"The work placements we offer provide students with the experience and skills that they can take in to their future careers.  The skills that they acquire help them stand out in the competitive industry of sport, and can be transferred and implemented in a variety of businesses."

Stuart Finlay, Golf Union Wales.

Partner benefits

There are a range of benefits of working in partnership with USW Sport:

  • Access students who can bring fresh ideas to your organisations through work placements
  • Gain recognition for your organisation’s involvement with community sport projects
  • Recruit high calibre graduates who have been recognised for employability
  • Promote your organisation and its opportunities via our online student portal
  • Network with our students by delivering guest lectures and talks
  • Work with the University to conduct applied research to improve your business performance
  • Access flexible CPD opportunities for your employees

Some of our partners we are currently working with include Active Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Welsh Athletics, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Cardiff City Academy and the Welsh Football Association. 

Chris Emsley Sports Development And Coaching lecturer.JPG


How can Employers get involved?

Organisations who share our vision of developing the future workforce in sport, via student employability and other areas of work, are invited to become 'partners’ with the University of South Wales.

For more information please contact:

Chris Emsley
Lecturer Sports Development And Coaching

Tel: 01443 482716
Email: [email protected]