We built an app that matched training providers with employers to support the workforce through downtime and return with more skills post-pandemic.
ReTrain - the app - retools the sport and physical activity workforce to ensure sector continuity, resilience and a strong return to sport post-pandemic. Funded by the National Lottery through Sport England to rescue sport, ReTrain is part of CIMSPA's vision to support, develop and enable professionals and organisations to succeed, inspiring the UK to become more active.
including qualifications for swimming teachers, pool plant operators, gym instructors, personal trainers, sports coaches, health navigators and entry managers, supporting 100 employers across the UK.
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Speed was key for the ReTrain project, so we worked with an agile methodology to deliver this product at pace. The ReTrain app was launched as an MVP (minimum viable product), across three sprints, each building on the two journeys.
Speed was vital for CIMSPA in this project. When we started working on ReTrain, there was no government roadmap for reopening the nation. COVID-19 was five months old and nobody knew how things would move forward.
Sports professionals still needed to be upskilled before Britain was allowed to return to physical activity like they did before.
since launching in September 2020
from employers all over the country
in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic