Aug 25, 2016


With thousands of 16-17 year olds today receiving their GCSE results, many will be considering their options and questioning what might come next.

The Saracens HITZ Programme offers a full time learning programme for 16-19 year olds who are looking to progress into work, traineeships or back into mainstream college. Based around the values of sport and Saracens, learners are challenged every day through sports participation and community engagement to improve their confidence, resilience, team work and responsibility; skills that will help young people improve their opportunities both on and off the field.

Along with the personal skills that can be gained through engagement in sport, young people are also able to work towards qualifications that will strengthen their opportunities at a later stage. Learners are able to study English and Maths up to a GCSE level as well as completing qualifications in employability, life skills, rugby leadership and sport.

Saracens work closely with the HITZ Programme to not only provide the stadium facility for the learning programme but also to offer incredible work experience opportunities within the business. Michael Kennedy a student last year who found he had an interest in filming and media was able to work with the Saracens media team filming the 1st XV Captain’s Run and described the experience as “one of the best things I have ever done!”.

Through sports participation, tutoring in maths & English, qualifications in employability and life skills and access to stand-out work experiences, volunteering and work opportunities within the Saracens business and wider network, the HITZ Programme looks to give young people the skills and confidence to take the next positive step in their lives.

If you are considering your options for next year or want to find out more about the Saracens HITZ Programme feel free to contact the Saracens HITZ Officer Lauren Briggs at 07340 686 960 or by email at




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