Kickstart a Career in the AFL Industry

Kickstart a Career in the AFL Industry

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Can you feel a new footy season just around the corner? A new season means new opportunities in the AFL Industry at various clubs and directly with the AFL!

If you’re like many of us here at AFL SportsReady you’re always there for the first bounce. If it’s your team, you most likely stick around right to the end of every game. Because you’re loyal like that. You feel you can’t let the team down, and what if they have an epic comeback? As the club song goes, we’ll fight and fight and win, well it’s not always the case but you get our drift. Or if you’re side is pumping the opposition – either way, do you like to stay on till the final siren goes?

We’re looking for die-hards that never weaken ’til the final siren’s gone and want to stay the course for a 12-month Traineeship. That’s a tad longer than a footy season, but that’s ok right because you’ll be in footy heaven..?

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You’ll be surrounded by colleagues and a support team from AFL SportsReady to help coach you every step of the way. BTW, this is paid work in the AFL industry and when you complete all your course goals, you’ll finish up with a FREE qualification too! Winning!

If you really feel this idea of a Traineeship is for you, we’d love to hear from you (regardless of what footy team you follow, can you guess what AFL side our writer follows, me?).

Successful applicants are placed on a 12-month contract with a club or onsite at Marvel Stadium. Find out what study component you’ll complete on the individual job descriptions, qualifications will depend on the role.

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No, you won’t be kickin’ the footy around the hallway, all day during your Traineeship. You might be learning the operations side of the club, assisting with day-to-day admin, in the membership department, ticketing, helping on game days or learning how to run payroll.

With so many varied and exciting opportunities within the AFL industry, join Trainees like – Mia Mehmet (as pictured) and kickstart your career with us this season.

Oh FYI, if you can’t find something you want to apply for, fill out the expressions of interest form.

If you still need convincing?

Find out why Trainees love working in the AFL Industry

1. “All of the relationships that I’ve made in the office and being able to work out of Marvel Stadium is really cool.” – Mia Mehmet, 20, Ticketing Department

2. Charlie believes, “why not start your career at top, in an incredible environment where you get paid to gain skills on the job, meet great people and build relationships in an industry you are passionate about.”

3. Former Trainee has come full circle in her traineeship journey. From being a Trainee herself at St Kilda Football Club to gaining full-time employment. – Read more

4. Trainees are pinching themselves right now, it was a dream come true as their Traineeship takes them to a Grand Final – Read more

5. “I had planned to go to University, but I just didn’t know what I wanted to study. I decided to do a traineeship straight out of high school…” – Read more

6. Being a massive footy head himself. This role with the Melbourne Football Club is everything Mason has dreamed of and more. – Listen here


Traineeships are paid, employment and education training programs that give you a nationally recognised qualification.

View current Traineeship availability and apply at the Jobs Board.
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IMAGES: Mia Mehmet, 20, Ticketing Department – Marvel Stadium

This series includes current and former trainees demonstrating the benefits of the traineeship program and how this pathway allows them to follow their passions.

This article is part of our partnership with the National Careers Institute (NCI) to highlight the real benefits of Vocational Education and Training (VET)