RUPA and PageGroup lock in for three more years

By Pete Fairbairn, 04.06.19

The Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) and Australia’s leading recruiter, PageGroup, have announced an extension of their partnership until the end of 2021.

PageGroup, comprising Michael Page, Page Personnel, Page Executive and Page Outsourcing, became RUPA’s first ever Official Recruitment Partner in May 2018 and over the course of the past twelve months have provided outstanding recruitment advice and opportunities for numerous current and past players.

The partnership provides current players access to individual and small group PageGroup training sessions through each professional Club’s Player Development Program, with the sessions focusing on topics such as personal branding, communication styles, leadership and more.

PageGroup will also provide industry-leading expertise and employment assistance for any former players through their alignment with the RUPA Players’ Alumni, assisting transition through interview and resume writing advice, sourcing employment opportunities, and even hiring past players who are passionate about a future in recruitment.

Finally, RUPA will continue to help PageGroup deliver networking breakfasts nation-wide, allowing current and past players to meet industry leaders, share some of their own stories and make connections which may assist them once their playing days are over.

“The teams at RUPA and PageGroup work so effectively together, and have such aligned visions, that it’s hard to comprehend our partnership is only one year old,” RUPA Chief Executive Prataal Raj said.

“We’re exceptionally proud of the work we do in partnership with PageGroup and consider it a privilege that they wish to continue to be associated with Australia’s Rugby players. The programs we’re able to deliver together are so beneficial, and I encourage all current and past players to make sure they’re taking advantage of the opportunity to learn from PageGroup and further their prospects away from Rugby.”

Click here to read our feature on a day in the life of Past Player, and PageGroup employee, Francis Fainifo.

 “The continuation of our partnership with RUPA is an important development, as PageGroup recognises that the successful development of Rugby players’ careers requires a long-term lens,” PageGroup Chief Executive Matt Gribble said.

“We are proud to continue to partner with RUPA, and provide our support and expertise to their players to help them successfully navigate their careers post-Rugby. This partnership very much aligns with our company purpose of changing lives for people through creating opportunity to reach potential.”

Any RUPA Players’ Alumni members interested in meeting with a PageGroup representative should contact Patrick Phibbs, while all current players should speak to their PDM about how they can best access training sessions.

About PageGroup:

PageGroup is a one of the world’s most recognised names in recruitment, a market-leading specialist recruitment company which has been operating in Australia for over 30 years and retains a national footprint across their seven Australian offices.

A 40-year-old London-listed company, PageGroup has more than 150 offices globally and operates through four internationally recognised and respected brands; Page Executive, Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Outsourcing.

Pete Fairbairn
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