You're hired! Student challenge to win work placement at Nottingham Rugby Club
YOU'RE hired – that's what students from Nottingham's two universities are competing to hear at the end of their latest project.
Three teams – two from the University of Nottingham and one from Nottingham Trent – have a chance to secure work placements at the city's rugby club.
Their challenge is simple – make the most profit from selling 500 tickets for Nottingham Rugby's clash with Plymouth at Meadow Lane on Sunday, March 3.
Fayaaz Ismail, 18, captain of the Trent team, said: "We have been in contact with bars and are looking to devise our best way of selling the tickets."
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The first-year real estate student added: "We're really excited. It's a great chance to learn how to sell tickets.
"We're really confident. We think we can sell lots of tickets, so the other teams had best be on their game."
Each team has six students, who were selected through their universities.
The competition has been designed along the lines of the challenges for contestants on hit TV series The Apprentice.
Nottingham businessman Mich Stevenson will be taking on the Sir Alan Sugar role.
University of Nottingham management studies student Sarah Picken, 18, is also looking forward to the challenge and said she they weren't revealing their tactics.
She said: "We have plans up our sleeve which we are confident will be successful.
"I'm actually the only first year in my team and I've been chosen as captain. I'm excited about it. We think we can make a good profit from this."
Mr Stevenson said: "If they approach it in a professional way, enjoy themselves and go out and do what I've challenged them to do, then everyone benefits – the students will have a great experience and the rugby club will benefit from funding and spectators that they will bring to the game.
"When I come to appraise them in the boardroom, I want to know how they have gone about it and what they have learned.
"This is a very testing challenge for them and one that will be incredibly rewarding."
The winners will get hands-on experience in sports business and marketing by joining the club on work placement.
That will be decided when Mr Stevenson wags his finger and points at who is hired in the final boardroom meeting in early March.