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Performance Analysis studentship placement: Bristol Bears & Cardiff Met University

Bristol Bears, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, is offering an exciting MSc Studentship opportunity to a dynamic, self-motivated individual committed to a career in Performance Analysis.

Alongside their studies on the MSc Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis) postgraduate course, the successful candidate will engage in an industrial placement spending time learning and working as a Performance Analyst with Bristol Bears.

Bristol Bears will directly cover full costs of tuition fees for the programme. You will be a fully integrated member of the staff team based at the state-of-the-art High-Performance Centre, Abbots Leigh, Bristol.

Studentship Placement Overview

  • Time: It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be available for the equivalent of 4 days per week to gain the maximum benefit. The exact hours per week are to be discussed however they may include operating outside normal office hours, at weekends and bank holidays.
  • Location: The candidate will predominantly be based at the Bears High-Performance Centre for the placement contact hours, whilst being available for travel to other sites within the UK
  • Duration: The studentship placement will start from August 2022 (starting date TBC) and last for a maximum of one year.

Main learning opportunities, tasks and activities

  • First hand exposure to a range of high-level performance analysis support.
  • The opportunity to learn and work alongside experienced and high-level analysts who will help develop practitioner skills, knowledge and competencies to train placement students to a high standard.
  • Experience data and video analysis solutions through applied software, hardware and feedback processes.
  • Design and deliver targeted support and projects to identified coaches and staff, under the supervision of the Performance Analysis team. It is anticipated that this support will dovetail with their academic studies.
  • The opportunity to be involved in a range of personal development opportunities across the year including meetings, workshops and CPD forums.
  • The above is not regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.

Person Specification for the Studentship Placement 

Essential

  • A long-term commitment to a career in Performance Analysis, or equivalent within elite sport.
  • An understanding of the role of Performance Analysis and Sport Science support either through academic qualifications or experience.
  • A commitment to seizing opportunities and developing personal excellence with any situation they are presented with.
  • Ability to think ahead and generate innovative ideas
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and working under pressure.
  • A team player who can drive their own work programme.
  • Skilled in developing effective relationships and trust within the team and organisation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Be committed, prompt and on time, and professional at all times.
  • Able to thrive in a competitive and demanding working environment.
  • Receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement.

Desirable

  • Prior experience in the provision of performance analysis support.
  • Basic knowledge and experience of data and video analysis systems and their use and impact to improve performance.

How to apply for the Studentship opportunity

The application process contains two independent requirements.

  1. Enrol independently on the MSc Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis) via Cardiff Metropolitan University website.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to be independently accepted on the MSc Professional Practice (Sport Performance Analysis) course for the 2022/2023 Academic year, following the standard process for enrolment on this course.
  • The responsibility is on the applicant to ensure that they apply within the pre-determined timelines and achieve the entry level requirements for enrolment.
  • Specific course details can be found here
  1. Apply directly to the placement provider (Bristol Bears, see below) to be considered for the Studentship placement.
  • To apply formally please send a personal statement, CV and covering letter to spowell@bristolbearsrugby.com by Tuesday the 12th July 2022. 5pm deadline.
  • If you are shortlisted to the next stage, there will be a formal interview scheduled for the week commencing the 18th July 2022. Details of this interview process will be communicated the week before.

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