What we do

We believe Athletes are extremely valuable & employable. 

The Transition Phase is an early careers programme that supports talent from an elite sporting background. We utilise our own experience of having successfully transitioned into careers to provide athletes with career guidance and support, making them aware of their transferrable skills and how they can be utilised in a professional environment, whilst 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.

Elle’ is a former professional footballer, with experience playing in her home country of the United States and throughout Europe. Prior to this, she was a dual-sport scholarship athlete, competing in both football (soccer) and track & field, while also earning bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sport and Recreation Management, honours. Most Recently, Elle’ has earned her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Roehampton, where she studied in depth the psychological impact of and factors involved in career transition and dual-careering. Elle’ is passionate about guiding athletes through their own career transitions and using her sporting and academic background to support those choosing to maintain both a sporting and professional career.

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.

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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