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A winning team

Manchester City Football Club welcomed 85 new members of staff during the 2014-15 season, and provided 115 days of formal training ranging from management development to time management and IT skills.

The opening of the City Football Academy in December 2014 brought all staff, previously based at three different locations across the city, on to a single site for the first time. The majority of Manchester City staff who had previously been based at City@Home, adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, were re-located to City HQ, the headquarters of City Football Group at the CFA.

The opening of the City Football Academy in December 2014 brought all staff, previously based at three different locations across the city, on to a single site for the first time in Club history

A new online training platform was made available to Manchester City staff, inviting them to take part in the ‘City Football Education’ programme, an online module designed to bring the Club’s football philosophy to life.

More than 50 managers and team leaders took part in half-day interactive workshops to encourage creativity and communication, entitled ‘Get Off The Bench’.

Female members of staff were involved in a number of external events including Pro-Manchester’s pro-women breakfast meeting and Club partner Hays’ ‘Women in Business’ event.

For the first time City held a ‘Meetings Week’ during which more than 80 managers from the global City Football Group held meetings to discuss organisational, operational and development topics. Manchester City FC staff also had the benefit of exchanging knowledge and experiences with their counterparts at the sister clubs across the City Football Group.

New City Football Academy open days for family and friends of staff provided behind the scenes access to the whole site and guided tours of first team and academy facilities.