What we do

We believe athletes are extremely valuable & employable. 

The Transition Phase is a career-transition programme that supports elite athletes with the move from sport into work. All of us here at TTP have made successful transitions from high-level or professional sport into new careers, and we want to share our expertise with you. We provide athletes with career guidance and support, making them aware of their transferrable skills and how these can be utilised in a professional environment, whilst also providing organisations with access to high potential talent.

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More than half of high-level athletes believe that having a support network that extends into employment is important for increasing wellbeing, confidence and future success.

Founder of The-Transition-Phase, Riteesh is a former professional footballer and scholarship athlete. Since graduating, Riteesh has developed a successful career within recruitment and talent development, currently working for Deloitte, whilst maintaining an active involvement within professional sport, as the most senior Asian football coach in the UK and manager of Charlton Athletic Women’s FC.

John is the co-founder of a leading Interim & Executive Search recruitment agency and has a proven reputation and network with Recruitment and Talent Development leaders across a range of sectors. John is an avid sports fan, having represented Swansea and Wales FC at youth level and having captained the Durham University football team, where he graduated with an honours degree in Psychology.

Sam is a former professional footballer having played for the likes of Bradford, Manchester United and Middlesbrough. Sam was a scholarship athlete at the University of Stirling, where he graduated with an honours degree in Business Management. Successfully transitioning into recruitment, Sam co-founded Hansen Filler, a leading Interim & Executive Search agency.

Issy played hockey to a high level before an injury in 2013 lead her into Paralympic sport. After making the GB shooting team in 2014, Issy competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and has been selected for Tokyo 2020. Alongside training, she also graduated from Exeter University with a BA in 2016 and an MA in 2021, both in Literature. Issy has joined TTP part-time, to spread the word about our services to clubs and other organisations across the UK whilst training with the GB squad. She’s also heading up our Portal content, putting her University of Exeter MA in literature to good use!

Milly is a former international volleyball player, having represented England at both junior and senior level. She is a recent graduate of the University of Essex where she successfully completed a master’s degree in Marketing, while also training up to 20 hours weekly as a scholarship athlete. Milly’s most notable achievements include being selected for the GB passport scheme and helping her team become champions of the National Super League.

A talented footballer from a young age, Ben signed with Fulham Academy at age 11. After being released as a teenager, Ben received a sports scholarship to study in the U.S., where he graduated in 2020 with a 2:1 in Sports Management. Alongside his work at TTP, Ben still plays semi-professional football. He works alongside our Senior Athlete Relationship Manager to ensure that athletes are given all of the career opportunities and support that they need and deserve.

80% of athletes aren’t aware of how they can transfer their skill sets into a business context.

How we can help you

I’m an athlete

Having been athletes that transitioned in to work, we can support you through your own career transition and to help you recognise how valuable you can be to an organisation.

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I’m an organisation

We help you to hire high potential talent. All of our athletes have valuable skillsets that will help to differentiate your business from others in the market.

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We would love to support you on your journey. Start your transition.

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