Second Chance Academy

The Millwall Second Chance Academy is an employability and training programme run by the trust to give aspiring young people support to break into the employment world, and professional football and sport industry. It also allows any trainees that have been released by a football academy, or currently out of education or employment for whatever reason, a second chance in the industry via a 8-12-week full-time bespoke football and sport industry employment and pre-employability programmes. 

The programme allows young people wishing for employment and further training support advice and experiences within Millwall Community Trust and partner employer organisations work in the wider professional football and sport industry to come in to Millwall and to learn, train, and work like a day to day professional whilst also being educated. The aim of the programme is to develop trainees to develop the right behaviour, attitude, and manner to be successful in the football and sports and wider employment industries, and if appropriate, earn a place onto Millwall's Post-16 Academy and Education programmes on completion. 

The programme also provides full-time football training via our Academy Sports and Education's UEFA & FA Licensed coaches and work experience opportunities within the Trust and Millwall FC. 

Whilst studying alongside football and coaching programmes, trainees can acquire employability and industry qualifications and essential experiences within the trust and Millwall FC to help secure positive employment and FE progression post course. Through our extensive partnerships with employer partner and local football clubs, wider sporting industry organisations and employment and recruitment agencies, we also provide extensive opportunities to ensure trainees move onto meaningful further education and employment in the future. 

To find out more, contact [email protected]