Birmingham City Football Club is committed to working with local people and communities within Birmingham to ultimately become an Employer of Choice for local people. The Club are now working with many local jobcentres, schools, colleges, universities, the Princes Trust and local community groups, and are striving to forge links with additional community groups and hard to reach local people, in order to promote employment vacancies and training opportunities within the Club.PARTNERSHIP CONTACT CANDIDATE CONTACT
The BCFC HR team run regular in-house recruitment events in order to recruit locally for any available opportunities. These are distributed directly to a wide audience throughout the Birmingham area via networks developed with local charities, education and service providers, and via social media. If you are a local organisation interested in supporting and/or finding employment for local people, and wish to be added to our direct distribution list, please contact us (partnership contact).
We also attend Jobs Fairs and events arranged by other organisations within the local community. If you would like us to attend one of your events, please get in touch (candidate contact).
The Club are delighted to welcome Equal Approach as ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ patrons of the Blues Network Business Club as the networking and marketing venture continues to go from strength-to-strength. CEO of the Midlands-based organisation specialising in embedding inclusion and inclusive talent, Dawn Milman-Hurst, attended last month’s inaugural Blues Network Business Breakfast. And, after being impressed with the number of businesses involved and the scope for the company to continue building their network in Birmingham, entered discussions of how patronage could compliment their exciting plans into 2018. Equal Approach were also in attendance of last week’s patron-exclusive boat tour of the Birmingham canal system. Equal Approach will be sponsors of one of our business breakfast events in 2018, as well as...READ MORE
Our biggest jobs fair of the year took place on Thursday 13 July with 235 people in attendance at our last jobs fair before the beginning of the 2017/18 season. The Club are looking for Chefs, Hospitality and Kiosk staff, Kitchen Porters, Sales Assistants, Stadium Hawkers, Stewards, Family Zone Hosts and Volunteer Supporter Liaison Officers. We offer the opportunity for our matchday staff to gain NVQs in a number of areas which will help support their long-term development and/or future employment prospects. There was something for everyone with partners in attendance in order to speak about future job opportunities and advice. Below are details of the Partners that were present on the day. Disability Resource Centre - The Disability Resource...READ MORE
The current Apprentice Ambassador, who is also a Blues fan, has been appointed full-time as Business Development Assistant. In his new role he will report to Business Development Manager, Chris Brewerton. “Adam is an admired member of the team, and has forged some great relationships with both his peers and business clients associated with the club,” said Brewerton. “He has supported various members of the commercial team and the wider club, taking a lead role in developing his every day skills within the commercial business environment. "However with his full-time employment, Adam will be encouraged to build in those skills and assist myself in a new commercial venture called the Blues Network Business Club.” Adam joined Blues in July 2016...READ MORE
Alongside Solihull College & University Centre, the Club has been running a 2 week pre-employment course for attendees from the job centre. Course attendees studied for 2 weeks and were taught a variety of hospitality and service industry skills. Topics covered were food hygiene, customer service, selling skills, teamwork, food allergies and interview skills. The pre-employment course is aimed at upskilling attendees and preparing them for work. We sent a representative from BCFC to talk to the students in June. Nigel James BCFC’s Hospitality Supervisor gave the students a briefing on working at Birmingham City Football Club. The briefing was invaluable as the students came up with a series of questions and were able to discuss with a representative in an open forum...READ MORE
The Club’s recent recruitment event has been deemed a huge success. The Event, which took place on Monday 19 June, was met with a high turnout. This is the second year of the highly successful event. Nearly 200 interested candidates from the local Birmingham community were in attendance to speak to the Club’s senior staff about their matchday and casual worker opportunities. The Club are looking for Chefs, Hospitality and Kiosk staff, Kitchen Porters, Sales Assistants, Stadium Hawkers and Stewards. We also offer the opportunity for our matchday staff to gain NVQ’s in a number of areas which will help support their long term development and/or future employment prospects. In addition to our matchday and casual worker roles, we also...READ MORE
Recruitment Events at Birmingham City Football Club BCFC are currently recruiting for matchday roles for the 2017/18 football season which will start in July 2017. Roles include Retail Catering staff, Stadium Hawkers, Chefs, Hospitality Bar Assistants, Stewards, Kitchen Porters and Sales Assistants. We are also looking for a number of Volunteer Supporter Liaison Officers to help on matchdays. We will be running two recruitment events at St. Andrew’s Stadium, the first on Monday 19 June from 2 - 8pm and the second on Thursday 13 July from 2-8pm – everyone is welcome to just come along and have a cup of tea, a chat and see what’s on offer! Birmingham City Football Club values the talents and abilities of all...READ MORE
National Apprenticeship Week 2017 is designed to celebrate the positive impact Apprenticeships have on local individuals, local businesses and the economy. Adam Clark, Business Administration Apprentice at Birmingham City Football Club has been recognised for his passion; both for the football club and his Apprenticeship having been appointed the coveted title of Apprentice Ambassador for the club. He started his Apprenticeship journey in July 2016 and has since gone on to be a pivotal part of the administration team at the Club. Chris Brewerton, Business Development Manager at Birmingham City FC commented on the partnership with 3aaa Apprenticeships; “The partnership between Birmingham City FC and 3aaa Apprenticeships started in January 2015 following a very positive meeting about the 3aaa Apprenticeships...READ MORE
Liam Hindley, 19, is currently studying his Level 3 IT BTEC qualification at Solihull College & University Centre. As part of his qualification, with the help of his tutors, Liam is responsible for sourcing relevant work experience where he can use his newly found skills and adapt them to use in a real working environment. As a lifelong Birmingham City fan and season ticket holder, Liam thought his dreams had come true when the club offered him a week long placement at St Andrews. Liam, who has learnt a number of skills whilst studying at College, was asked to work in the ticket office for the first half of his work experience as he learnt how to use the newly...READ MORE
The Club has teamed up with a wide a range of local organisations, such as University College Birmingham (UCB), Coventry and Birmingham Universities to offer opportunities for their students to grow. The Club also regularly hosts recruitment events at St. Andrew’s with 70% of attendees offered a position at the previous event. But each case is different. Current Marketing Assistant Jake Ketley originally joined the Club as a Voluntary Supporter Liaison Officer during matchdays in 2013. After impressing in his role, Jake was offered a Marketing work placement a year later and he completed both roles before leaving to conclude his Sport Marketing degree in 2015. However, the pathway didn’t end there and in-line with the Club’s mantra...READ MORE