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    The IPC Athlete Career Programme – developing lifelong excellence

    Athlete Career Programme Katja Saarinen Katja Saarinen © • Satu Bell, Finnish Paralympic Committee

    What is it all about?

    As an elite athlete, you have proven skills in sport and competition that reflect you are one of the best in the world.

    As a National Paralympic Committee, an International or National Federation, your goal is to select, coach and develop successful and well-rounded athletes.

    As a successful company, you are looking to recruit the best teams as your employees are key contributors to your excellence.

    For you as a Para athlete, the programme will provide career guidance and coaching, internship and traineeship opportunities as well as job placement support and increase your awareness about your transferrable skills and how they can be leveraged in the workplace. Identifying where your interests and skills lie will help you to focus on your goals today, while at the same time plan for your future and continued success – in sport, at work and in your community.

    “The transition from competition to the workplace can be a difficult and daunting task for many. However, thanks to the co-operation with Adecco it will be far easier for athletes, who have many skills ideal for the workplace, to make the move smoothly and successfully.”

    Sir Philip Craven, President, IPC

    You being part of the Paralympic Movement, as NPCs and International and National Federations can engage with the IPC ACP and demonstrate that your commitment to athletes goes beyond the field of play, contributing to their success in a different arena.

    Through the IPC ACP, your organisation has access to world-class employees and it provides you with the opportunity to show your organisational values and your commitment to diversity and inclusion and demonstrate your support of the Paralympic Movement.

    The IPC Athlete Career Programme will open doors for Para athletes, NPCs and Federations as well as companies to jointly create lifelong excellence on and off the field of play.

    Take a look at the following video to get a better understanding of what it's all about:

    Athlete Career Programme - Meet and Greet

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