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Two pupils beat off competition from 250 others to gain work placements at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club.

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James Palmer and George Maydell, both 15 and of The Albany School, wrote detailed application letters before they were interviewed.

During the placement, James worked as a community coach. He said: “I had to work with kids of various ages teaching them different skills and the key elements of teamwork. I found it really enjoyable and useful.”

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George worked in the media office where he helped write press releases, design programmes and choose photographs to be used.

He said: “My media studies skills from school came in very useful and it was great to use skills and knowledge from school in a real-life working environment.”

The football club received a large number of applications for the work placement vacancies after advertising them in Dagenham and Havering.

Theresa Parrish, community liaison officer at Dagenham and Redbridge FC, said: “We were looking for people with social skills combined with a good work ethic and the ability to learn. James and George both had these in abundance and were a pleasure to work with.”

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