The Rugby Players Association has today formally launched its Career Insights programme as part of its continued commitment to preparing professional players for life after rugby.
The new initiative, which forms part of the RPA’s Gain Line programme, will formalise a number of existing relationships with leading companies from a range of industries, giving players even greater flexibility and choice when exploring future careers.
Supported by a number of official RPA partners as well as companies from various industries, from property and finance to education, business start-ups and the military, the programme will offer players meaningful insight and experience into careers that interest them.
RPA Senior Development Manager Kim Johnson said: “The launch of the RPA Career Insights programme is very positive for our members and will give them direct access to business leaders. We’re delighted that our official partners Sanlam, Argentex, LG, All Sport Insurance, Ricoh and Canterbury are among those that have already signed up to the programme for the 2019/20 season. We are now calling on other leading organisations to join the programme and support our players ahead of the new season.”
Danny Care and Emily Scarratt have also thrown their support behind the initiative.
Care said: "It's never too early to start thinking about what you want to do once you've finished playing. Insight days are a great way for players to explore potential career options and start building relationships. I'd fully recommend getting involved."
Scarratt said: “As professional players it’s really important for us to always keep one eye on what career we are going to do post rugby so to be offered opportunities to gain experience and insight into a wide variety of industries through the RPA whilst still playing is invaluable.”
For details on how you or your organisation can get involved with the programme, supporting professional rugby players in the process, please contact Kim on 020 3053 6670 or kjohnson@theRPA.co.uk