A new elite apprenticeship scheme aims to create a network of coaches with the skills and expertise to help prepare Great Britain’s best young players for top-level competition.

The Great Britain Table Tennis (GBTT) Coaching Apprenticeship Programme is now open for applications.

Coaches can apply to join a 15-month programme, beginning in February 2022. There will be a maximum of four places in each intake, with a new intake starting every 12 months up to a maximum of three intakes.

Those who apply must be coaching in their Home Nation Squad programmes and must continue to do so while they are on the apprenticeship. They will also commit to attend monthly GB training camps, fortnightly coaching meetings and two major international competitions.

Each coach on the programme will receive a £4,000 apprenticeship cost spread over the duration of the course, including a £1,000 passing bonus after a final assessment.

The aim of the programme is to create a greater number of coaches who can work in the talent pathway across the Home Nations and GB.  This will provide future coaches who have the experience and expertise to work in the GB and Home Nations programmes. If all the places are taken up, 12 coaches will have undergone their apprenticeships and be deployed into different tiers of the pathway.

Download the document at the foot of this page for more information, including eligibility criteria and selection process.

To apply, please click the button below. You will also need to supply a coaching CV, DBS and first aid certificates and a letter of support from your Home Nation. These should be emailed to [email protected]

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Application forms should be completed by December 12th. Applications will be reviewed by the GB Performance Group (GBPG) and invitations to join the programme will be sent to those that the GBPG feel are best positioned to benefit from the course and assist Great Britain and the Home Nations to achieve the objectives of it.

Successful applicants will be notified by January 14th, 2022.