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Young people gain NFL matchday work experience with Foundation and StubHub

Posted on 14 November 2016  - 10:00

Three young people from Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme were invited by StubHub for work experience across NFL International Series games in London last month in a bid to boost their employability skills.

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The trio are part of the programme delivered in partnership with StubHub, the Club’s Official Ticket Marketplace Partner. The initiative helps unemployed people between the ages of 16 and 24 develop their skills in order to secure an apprenticeship or future work.

During the three NFL games, which took place at Wembley and Twickenham, Aaliyah Abdirahman, Ramel Benjamin and Wasim Islam became members of the front of house team in StubHub’s pop up ticket collection areas, while also working in the fan zones.

At each match, the participants attended the staff briefing and were made to feel part of the working team, before interacting with customers throughout the day. This served to develop their communication skills and confidence in a work environment.

Aaliyah said: “It was really great meeting lots of different people, including those from the USA, and developing my customer service skills. I volunteer on a matchday at Spurs sometimes but this was a brilliant experience to be around a totally different sport and its fans.”

StubHub is part of the eBay group of companies and is the world’s largest ticket marketplace with partnerships across sports teams, leagues and venues in the US, UK, Germany and Canada.