E-learning Design Apprentice

The Football Association (FA)
Location Burton-On-Trent, UK
Posted 20/12/2018
Closes 13/01/2019
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Production & Design, Marketing & Communications
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Our Organisation:

Here at The FA we are responsible for overseeing, promoting and developing English football at all levels, from grassroots through to the professional game. We are passionate about making football accessible ‘For All’, made possible by talented people across a variety of business areas.

We have big ambitions. Ensuring The Emirates FA Cup, which provides fans across the country with memories that will last a lifetime, remains the world’s premier cup competition; that Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park continue to be two world-class venues we are proud to call home, and achieving success with each of our 24 national sides are all among our objectives.

Why you should apply:

We see our apprenticeship programme as a gateway into a career at The FA, and moreover, an opportunity to gain experience in a real job within a multifaceted organisation. From day one, you will be involved in a range of projects which are vital to the development and success of English football; you will quickly learn how our business works and gain skills that will both kick start your career, and help you to achieve your ambitions in years to come. Your professional and personal development is important to us, and we are committed to supporting your on-the-job training alongside your formal qualifications. If you are looking for a challenging apprenticeship within a progressive, motivating and supportive environment, the Football Association is the place for you.

What you’ll be doing:

As the E-learning Design Apprentice you will support the Learning Design and Development team to produce education courses that can be taken on a computer or mobile phone for coaches and other roles across football. If you’re passionate about creativity and communicating information – whether that’s expressed through writing or design, this could be the perfect role for you.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Using your excellent written skills to bring content to life
  • Rewording information to make it as simple as possible
  • Using software to help build e-learning courses
  • Using your creative skills to design digital graphics
  • Meeting national coaches and other experts to help them design their courses
  • Checking the quality of what The FA produces in writing and online
  • Supporting the project management of jobs from external suppliers if required
  • Organising filming and photography shoots
  • General office administration tasks

What you’ll gain:

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, hardworking entry level apprentice to join The FA and forge a career in E-learning design. From day one the apprentice will undertake meaningful, value adding work which will assist the whole Learning Design and Development team and give the apprentice an overview of the entire Education department.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for someone with:

  • Three A-Levels (or equivalent) at Grade C or above
  • Fantastic interpersonal, teamwork and organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • An interest in technology
  • Creativity and the ability to use your own initiative
  • Someone who wants to learn new skills

For someone with an interest in technology and education, the position provides a rare opportunity to learn a ‘career’ on the job. The e-learning industry is growing quickly, with experienced designers and developers in high demand – and receiving good salaries. This job would allow the right candidate to accelerate their career by taking responsibility for key aspects of large-scale projects from day one and learning on the job what is required to produce a wide range of digital learning solutions and assets.


Our values are extremely important to us, and we expect you to be an ambassador of these. You may be surprised to know that being a football fan is not a prerequisite of working for the FA. What’s more important is your passion, interest and commitment to the varied work that we do, and the objectives that we are aiming to achieve.

The Football Association (FA)

The Football Association was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game of football in England.

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