BURTON Albion have made a major signing off the pitch - by offering a budding young groundsman a full-time role.
Justa days after the end of National Apprenticeship Week, the Brewers revealed that assistant groundsman Nick George has been offered a full-time role at the club after successfully completing an apprenticeship.
The 20-year-old has been learning his trade under the stewardship of head groundsman Simon Marshall at the Pirelli Stadium since November 2012.
The role has involved all major pitch work at the Pirelli Stadium such as pre-match pitch preparation and maintenance.
Mr George follows in the footsteps of Reece Venning who also obtained a full-time role in the industry after completing an apprenticeship with the club.
Mr Venning now works at England’s training centre St George’s Park.
Nick is one of eight apprentices who are currently employed with Burton Albion and the Burton Albion Community Trust in a variety of different roles across the business.
The club is committed to supporting young people into the world of work.
Chairman Ben Robinson, said: “The club is proud to be to provide a platform for young people to work and learn the skills required to make that first step into the world of work.”