STUDENTS have been given an insight into matchday operations at a Championship football club after paying a visit to the home of Burton Albion
The Pirelli Stadium hosted Sports Studies students from Denstone College who, as part of their BTEC Sports Studies course, run by Tommy Williams, Director of Sport at Denstone College, requires a visit to a sports stadium.
Burton Albion was more than happy to help the college out.
Burton Albion’s Deputy Safety Officer Gary Lote, spoke to the students regarding various operations carried out at the Pirelli Stadium, including crowd safety, stewarding and the safety certificates and measure the club has to have in place.
He also gave them a tour of the stadium.
Gary said: “It was a pleasure to meet the students. They were very enthusiastic and interested in everything that goes on at the football club. I certainly hope they learnt a lot from the visit.”
Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson is an ambassador for the Pearson's "I chose BTEC campaign" - which is about ensuring young people are aware of all the education options out there including raising awareness about the BTEC qualification.
Fleur studied a BTEC course in Business and Finance at Burton and South Derbyshire College before completing a degree at Staffordshire University.
She met the Denstone College students during their visit to the stadium.
She said: “I think a BTEC prepares you well for the working environment and gives you a lot of experience of the soft skills that you need in the workplace. It certainly made me work ready. Burton Albion would always look to employ somebody with a BTEC qualification because the skills that the qualification gives you makes you ready to make that important step into work.”