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the 

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partnership

The partnership between Athlete Career Transition and EY began in 2013, and has since developed into one of the greatest Athlete Career Transition Programs across the Globe, supporting over 25 athletes secure unique employment opportunities across an array of specialist roles. 

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diversity & equality

EY's objective from the relationship with ACT is to recruit high-performing female athletes into roles across the Globe, providing fruitful career opportunities that allow these athletes to learn and grow whilst also being given the opportunity to compete at the highest level should they wish to continue their sporting careers.

Diversity and equality sit at the heart of this program, with a focus on female olympians and paralympians.

Our results speak for themselves and EY have gained considerable employer brand credibility, positioning themselves are leading athlete employers with thanks to the ACT program.

our incredible athletes

Since 2013, we've placed some of the world's greatest sporting talent into career placements at EY offices across the Globe.

timeline

2013

pilot contract

2015

retained contract

2016

2017 - 2021

extended contracts

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2013

In 2013, ACT founders Andy and Steve Moore began working with EY on an athlete-by-athlete basis, focussing on Business Development and Audit roles for UK offices only. 

2015

ACT propose a new concept to EY, the ‘Athlete Career Transition program’. This program would see cohorts of athletes from major sporting events fully supported through a 6-month internship before being selected for a full-time position with EY. This was to be a Global project focusing on female talent. The first major project being centered around the Rio 2016 Olympics. This was ACT’s first retained partnership contract with EY. 

2016

ACT successfully transition multiple Rio 2016 Olympians from 7 countries into Global positions at EY. 

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2017 

ACT have now entered their third retained partnership contract with EY and undertake a project with the British Lions.

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2018

ACT support EY in recruiting athletes from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Women's Rugby World Cup.

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2020 - 2021

ACT undertake their biggest ever project with EY, recruiting 20 athletes from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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“Working closely with ACT on a Global basis has been an experience that has taught us a lot and helped us to view our talent and talent programs in a completely different light. In fact they have now become an integral ingredient of our 2020 talent vision.” 

nancy altobello

ey former global vice chair talent

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Behind the scenes at the Rio Olympics in 2016 with the transitioning athletes.

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the next phase

In December 2018, Athlete Career Transition signed its third retained contract with EY. A long-term, exclusive deal to be their sole supplier of Athlete talent on a Global basis. This allows ACT to consult into EY around their alternative Global talent strategies, and to source the very best athlete talent from around the world in the knowledge that every athlete will receive full 360o support in their transition journey to success.

 

ACT are currently engaged on a large Tokyo 2020 Project, sourcing multiple Olympians across 15 different countries for roles with all disciplines of the EY business, from Advisory to Assurance, TAS and Risk.

 

This project will see Olympians, who will potentially be competing in Tokyo 2020 selected pre-Tokyo, engage with the business ahead of the games and supported throughout their transition journey, from preparation through to business introductions, role clarification, future planning and ongoing psychological support.

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Contact ACT CEO, Steve Moore, to discuss your bespoke Athlete Career Transition Program.