What started out as a hunch for a vacancy during EURO 2016 in France, turned out to be reality when I was contacted in March to work as Stadium Ticketing Coordinator in Stade de Lyon.

At the beginning of this year I encountered some UEFA EURO 2016 vacancies through LinkedIn, a social media channel which I love very much by the way. I noticed the job opening of ‘Stadium Ticketing Coordinator/Assistant’ and –although ticketing was not one of my specialties or biggest passions, I took a look at the job description. Surprisingly the purpose of the job was quite versatile, so I decided to apply and I would just see where this would lead me to. I really didn’t have a lot of hope to be honest…

Surprisingly the purpose of the job was quite versatile, so I decided to apply and I would just see where this would lead me to.

In March I received an e-mail that my profile came to their attention and I needed to take part in a digital recruitment process. I explained that I would love to be involved in such a big tournament organization and that I had some years of experience in the stadium business. I was straightly honest and told (in French) that I didn’t immediately have direct experience linked to ticketing… To my surprise I was invited for a skype call by a member of the UEFA Operations team. Although the conference call went well and I even got more excited, my expectations were still low.

De Sint-Trond à Lyon

After weeks of waiting I was called by the HR Manager with some great news! They offered me the job to work in Stade de Lyon during the EURO 2016 tournament. After a few days of thinking -you don’t just quit your job and get back to it 2 months later- I gladly accepted the offer! Thanks to some arrangements made I could leave ESSMA behind me for 2 months to work in Lyon during the EURO’s.

I’ll keep you all updated during the coming weeks!