HITZ Learning Academy from Premiership Rugby – National

We're excited to work with Premiership Rugby to offer their award-winning education and employability programme!

HITZ is one team, with one dream, to help young people find a better future.

HITZ believes that every young person, no matter their background or ability, should have access to opportunities to help them fulfil their potential.

When young people are not sure on their next move, HITZ is there to support them.

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme, delivered nationally by 12 Premiership Clubs. The programme is supported by funders CVC, Wooden Spoon and East Head Impact, with Central YMCA as the official education provider.

Who is HITZ for?

HITZ is for 14-24 years-olds who are unsure of what to do next. This uncertainty could be the result of many circumstances

  • School not being the right environment
  • Poor exam results
  • Mental and physical health struggles
  • Unsettled home life and lack of support
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Negative influences and trouble with the police

How can HITZ help young people?

  • Support to change their life and change their future
  • Maths and English qualifications delivered in an environment that is different from school
  • Build skills to become more work ready, with support on CV writing and getting a job
  • Support for when times feel tough, improving physical and mental wellbeing
  • Our staff treat learners with respect, acting as role models to help everyone find their next step

Meet the HITZ learners

Meet Michael, Callum and Charlie:

Meet Cai, Megan and Leah:

How do I sign up?

You can join the #HITZFamily if you’re aged 16-24 and live in Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Northampton, London or Manchester, by using the details for each Club below:

Bath Rugby


Edmund Anderson


Bristol Bears


Nick George


Exeter Chiefs


Gareth Williams


Gloucester Rugby


Helen Chu


Harlequins (SW London)


James Collins-Clark


Northampton Saints

Sale Sharks


Aimee Gray