Nottingham Rugby has teamed up with The Harper Recruitment Group to support the Work • Train • Play programme ahead of next season.

The Nottingham Rugby Work • Train • Play scheme is designed to allow Championship and Premiership level players the opportunity to play in the second tier of English rugby whilst also pursuing a career path that will set them up for life beyond rugby.

With over 30 years’ experience serving the East Midlands, Harpers premier consultants offer unrivalled recruitment solutions, specialising in Office, HR, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Management and Executive positions.

Harpers prides itself on offering a personalised, professional, tailored service and solution, no matter what guise you engage with the business. The last 30 years plus has stood testament to their founding beliefs and still, today, form the core of Harpers business mantra.

Today they specialise in the recruitment of business support professionals at all levels on a permanent, contract, temporary or interim basis. The areas their consultants specialise in are: – Administration & Office Support – Customer Service – Engineering – Finance – Management / Executive – Marketing – Sales – Temporary – Languages – Legal – HR

Darren Bungay, Operations Director at Harper Recruitment, said: “We are extremely excited to join forces with Nottingham Ruby Club, supporting their fantastic Work ● Train ● Play initiative. Our team are looking forward to working with the players, current and future, helping them to secure their chosen career choices, enabling them to move into the city. Harpers have been long time followers of Nottingham Rugby, and this is the perfect opportunity for us to work together.”

Steve Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Nottingham Rugby, said: “Our Work • Train • Play scheme is vital in helping shape our squad for next season and beyond. All of our players will require work opportunities, in order to play in the Championship, and bringing Harper Recruitment on-board gives potential players the opportunity to find their perfect job before moving to the City.”