Our aim is not just to give you what you need to compete on a par with the rest when it comes to making your next move, it's about getting you ahead.
Shaping your IDENTITY - Articulating your VALUE - Giving you CHOICE
Get to meet fellow sports professionals, business leaders and industry experts.
“The Next Step READY programme fills a huge need which will help on the on-field performance of athletes and enable them to become more balanced individuals” - Hollie Pearne-Webb MBE, Hockey Captain and Olympic Gold Medalist
“This programme is invaluable for those wishing to get ahead with their next steps after sport. I wish I had done the programme earlier to save the time and effort it took to find my path” - Rachel Finder, Extreme Skier and Entrepreneur. Managing Director of Uthrive Limited
“The Next Step READY programme helps remove the fear of the unknown for athletes; this gives people comfort that when they retire they can start their next journey” - Rachel Morris MBE, Paralympic Gold medalist
"In sport we prepare for every eventuality, learn to build incredible relationships, get the most out of ourselves and those around us. Next Step READY translates these/your unique sporting skills to business and builds confidence that whatever comes next, sport has given you the skills to succeed." - Stewart Innes, Olympic Rower
"This programme is aligned to supporting the Sport’s duty of care. I think it will improve retention for those worrying that they are missing out on career opportunities by staying in sport” - Henry Fieldman, World Champion Rowing Cox
"As athletes on our NGB Elite teams we have world class support networks to make us ready to compete on the highest level. Next Step READY are part of that same support network, but to help us with what happens with life after our sporting careers." - Ollie Cook, Great Britain Athlete and Olympic Rower
Learn more about who you are, your transferable skills and how to get the most from the programme.
In this first group session, we demystify the world of work; understand how to open up conversations, interview business leaders and entrepreneurs and hear different career stories from various industries.
Reveal who you are as a leader, how to inspire others and how to flex your style when building high performing teams, both in sport and beyond.
Learn how to network naturally and with confidence; how to build rapport, deepen relationships and develop your personal brand.
Explore the recruitment process; how your qualities transfer to your next career and learn top tips on how to shine in an interview and make your CV stand out.
Learn cutting-edge negotiation and influencing techniques that can be used immediately in a variety of environments. Graduate and feel Next Step READY!