Graduation 2013: Adam lands 'dream job' working for football club
Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences
A UNIVERSITY of Derby graduate has urged students to pursue every opportunity that comes their way after he landed his dream job at Derby County after completing a coveted internship.
Adam Burrows, 21, from Leicester, graduates with a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise degree. Now a strength and conditioning coach with the Rams, he is one of many students who applied for a highly sought-after internship through university in his final year.
His dedication to sport, especially football, and his knowledge of sport and exercise science impressed the coaches at Derby County's academy, who were looking for someone to support the training of their eight to 16-year-old players.
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Adam said: "I learned so much during the internship, working with the academy players and the Derby County team. I clearly impressed the club too, as they offered me a permanent role with the academy once I finished studying."
Adam now works full-time at the academy, helping young players on the fundamentals of their fitness.
"Many of our footballers are also England youth players, and have made it into Derby County's first team, which makes the job even more rewarding," added Adam. "Seeing a player I have worked with play for England is an amazing feeling."
Academy manager Darren Wassall said: "Adam impressed us all at the club with his knowledge, manner and enthusiasm during his internship and we therefore decided to offer him a full-time role within the academy."
Programme leader for Sport and Exercise studies, Vernon McGarey, said: "It's fantastic that two years after its introduction, the Sport and Exercise Internship programme is now leading to employment opportunities, like Adam's, for our students."