So you want to be a football researcher?
You may have seen our last blog post explaining that we’re going to be profiling a range of the different jobs you can do with languages here on the blog. So here is the first one – read on to find out about life as a football researcher…
What does the role entail?
Being a football researcher involves using the internet and other sources to research and analyse all aspects of football, clubs and players. This information will then be passed on and used to make betting decisions. Hours that you work will follow the football calendar, including weekends.
What languages are needed for it?
A range – we have recruited for roles requiring French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
What’s the typical pay?
Normally around £24,000 a year.
What skills and qualifications will you need?
You’ll need fluency in a specified language, e.g. German if you’re going to be working on the German league. Some research experience would be beneficial but mainly you’ll need an excellent knowledge of football in whatever country you’ll be working on. You’ll be asked a series of questions on the football leagues of that country and must get the majority right to be considered for an interview.
Why is it a great job?
For football fans, this is the opportunity to do a professional job doing something you follow and absolutely love. Not many people realise that is possible! Many companies also offer great benefits which can range from free healthcare to free food.
How can I apply?
If you think a football researcher role is for you, keep an eye on our website for the latest vacancies, or send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org so we have your details on file. Most importantly, make sure you know your football and get some research experience if possible. Good luck!
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