athlete transition program
a message from
steve moore, CEO
We are Athlete Career Transition, global leaders in the transition of elite athletes from sports to lasting corporate careers in some of the top companies across the world.
Operating across five continents, we work to understand the requirements of your business before approaching the greatest talent the sporting world has to offer. We are your extended talent team, searching areas you've yet to explore.
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We have supported over 250 athletes transition from sport to work placements in some of the world's biggest organisations.
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What makes our talent program unique? We don't hire to tick diversity boxes, we hire distinct high-performers from the world of sport who bring with them a wealth of real-world experience, coupled with a diverse skillset, exceptional background and winning mindset.
diversity of leadership
diversity of thought
diversity of talent
Over 43% of all athletes placed were from Black, Asian or Minority Groups
96% of our athletes remain in position for at least 18 months after being placed
We align our recruitment efforts with your corporate requirements. Diversity in the workplace stems down to far more than ability, gender and race, it allows for a greater awareness of cultural influence, a multifaceted viewpoint on key challenges and a conclusive range of leadership abilities to provide a competitive edge.
What's more, our stats on diversity and inclusion in the workplace speak for themselves.
the ey partnership
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.
Below we've highlighted just a few of the athletes we've placed at EY since 2013.
2020 - 2022
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.
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.
ACT successfully transition multiple Rio 2016 Olympians from 7 countries into Global positions at EY.
ACT entered into their third retained partnership agreement with EY and undertake a project with the British & Irish Lions.
ACT support EY in recruiting athletes from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Women's Rugby World Cup 2018.
2020 - 2022
ACT undertake their biggest ever project with EY, recruiting athletes from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics with a greater Global remit, touching every continent.
“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.”
ey former global vice chair talent
Behind the scenes at the Rio Olympics in 2016 with the transitioning athletes.
in it for
the long run
We're not a recruitment agency, we're a uniquely positioned, global talent partner.
Once you've successfully hired from our talent pool of elite sportsmen and women, we work closely with you and the athlete to support the transition process with a dedicated psychologist, relationship manager and communications specialist to amplify messaging both internally and externally.