Junior Content Producer apprenticeship for sport industry launched

Video production

Fortitude Communications has partnered with Ignite Sport UK to help deliver a new Junior Content Producer apprenticeship programme for the sports industry.

Professional content creation


National apprenticeship training provider Ignite Sport UK have launched the new 12-month scheme nationwide for sports clubs, charities, private coaching companies and businesses within the sports and fitness sector.

The on-the-job professional training programme helps clubs upskill colleagues or recruit new talent – and create regular content across multiple platforms. The Level Three apprenticeship provides a market leading programme of learning combined with one-to-one tuition and mentoring. 

The programme includes training on social media scheduling and management, copy writing, content creation, video production, photography and media. The apprenticeship provides clubs with a cost-effective way to provide opportunities and create regular content to help increase fan engagement and communication. 

Media experts


Our team of communications and media industry experts will help deliver the programme. They include our founder Greig Box Turnbull, who is the co-owner of Oxford City Stars and a former Daily Mirror journalist and Oxford United managing director. Plus, Talk Sport presenter and former Bauer Media editor Thom Airs, award winning sports editor Richard Tilley and former newspaper chief sportswriter Shaun Reynolds. 

Justin Merritt, CEO of Ignite Sport UK, said: This is an exciting new apprenticeship training programme that we have added to our portfolio of courses. Producing engaging, professional content is an increasingly important and demanding aspect of any sports club and this programme will help make a difference. The programme is very detailed and is being delivered by a team of experts with relevant industry experience.”

Content in King 


Greig Box Turnbull, MD of Fortitude Communications, said: We are proud to be supporting Ignite Sport UK in the delivery of this fantastic apprenticeship programme. Content is king and it is now an integral part of professional and semi-professionals clubs operationally. This apprenticeship offers clubs an incredibly cost-effective way of developing staff and generating engaging content. We are looking forward to helping Ignite Sport UK develop the next generation of communications professionals at sports clubs across the UK.” 

Apprenticeships are open to people of all ages and are cost effective. Furthermore, there is currently £3,000 worth of government funding available for employers who recruit an apprentice before September 30

Ignite Sport UK, based at Oxford City FC, is a registered training provider for sport and education qualifications which is delivered nationally. It holds main provider status with the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

If you would like to have a chat about the this apprenticeship programme please get in touch here.

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