Club thank the University of Greenwich for its ongoing partnership

Johnnie Jackson and Fredrik Ulvestad delivered a pair of signed shirts to the University of Greenwich last week to thank them for their ongoing partnership with the club.
Through the relationship, students from the university are able to complement their studies by working closely with the club and gaining vital work experience.

There are currently 24 students working across a number of departments at The Valley – including Finance, Marketing and Film/Audio – while others are gaining Sports Science and Coaching experience at our training ground, and with our award-winning Community Trust.
One such student is Piotr Adamczak, a third-year Sports Science student. He said: “The internship given to me by Charlton has been incredible and has given me a chance to get hands-on experience by working in the sports science environment.
“I’ve gained skills that I know will give me a massive advantage when I’m applying for graduate jobs next year.”
Another example of a student who has reaped the rewards of working closely with Charlton while studying is Kashane Smith. While in his final year of study, Kashane completed an internship with the club and he has since gained full-time employment with us as our Designer.

He said: “The partnership was really great for me. As a student, you are always encouraged to try and seek work experience and the link between the club and the university gave me a great opportunity to experience what it was like in a full-time, working environment as I was coming towards the end of my degree.

“I was able to improve and develop my skills and all of the staff were really friendly and supportive of me. I was delighted that I was able to impress them with my work and I am really enjoying being a full-time member of staff at the club.”
The University of Greenwich has a community of around 21,500 students from a variety of different backgrounds and on Saturday, February 4th, Charlton’s home match against Fleetwood Town will be known as University of Greenwich Day.
Here, we will showcase the fantastic, working relationship between the club and university’s students and the day will also raise awareness of their next Open Day, which comes three weeks later on Saturday, February 25th, and runs between 10am and 3pm.

Those attending will have the opportunity to discover more about what it is like to study at Greenwich. There will be the chance to speak to lecturers and students, see specialist labs, facilities and equipment, attend taster sessions and view the halls of residence. Buses running throughout the day will take visitors between the university's three campuses, at Greenwich; Avery Hill, near Eltham; and the Medway Campus at Chatham Maritime, Kent.
Professor David Maguire, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, says the partnership continues to help both organisations “There are great mutual benefits in us coming together to share expertise, research and facilities, and to develop internships, employment and other opportunities,” he said. “Both organisations believe in making a real difference, in building lasting relationships and having a strong impact in our local communities.
“Providing good career prospects for our graduates in one of our key priorities. Charlton’s support is giving our students some invaluable experience and is playing a big part in helping us to achieve this goal.”

For more information about the University of Greenwich's open days, please click here

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