The PFA Ireland and CPM today launched their collaboration which will see PFA Ireland members apply for a number of part time Christmas roles nationwide with the Sales & Merchandising company.
In a period where the majority of footballers find themselves in the situation of looking for employment to bridge the gap between the end of the season to the start of a new campaign this is a perfect fit for the players.
Colin Hawkins of CPM stated, “As Regional manager on the CPM Diageo Take Home Trade team I am hugely excited by this link up with the PFA Ireland.
As a former player and member of the PFA Ireland, I can remember only too well the long winters when there was no income from football in the off season due to 40 week contracts.
There are a number of roles available nationwide from Diageo to PepsiCo to Britvic which we see as being perfect for the players as they are young, fit, enthusiastic and possibly at a crossroads where they are seeking part time or full time employment to go alongside their football contracts.”
PFA Ireland General Secretary, Stephen McGuinness commented, “We are delighted to be able to put this opportunity of employment to our members through Colin and CPM. We all know the difficulties the players face during this period where they have no income from football and are looking to bridge the gap to hopefully their next contract.
Colin knows only too well about this scenario having been a professional player in Ireland for over 10 years. Colin has always assisted our association throughout his playing career and coached on our off season training camp in Norway in 2012 before he went into management himself.
It’s a great opportunity for our members and it may lead on to full time employment outside of football which we all know is the reality facing many players in the league here.
We would like to thank Colin and CPM for this collaboration which we hope will expand over the coming years."
You need a full drivers licence to apply but for more information on the roles and for expressions of interest with your CV attached please contact Heather Carson on firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 14th September.