Professional Footballer Scores Top Grades in his Degree

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A former Birmingham City footballer is celebrating after achieving First Class Honours in his university degree.


Jacob Rowe, who more recently played for Worcester City FC, said he was delighted to learn he’d scored top grades off the pitch. He will graduate from the University of Worcester with a First Class Honours degree in Business Management during a ceremony at Worcester Cathedral in November.


The 24-year-old said: “Given the support of the lecturers and infrastructure available I knew I had the resources to help me achieve a First class degree and I am proud of the accomplishment.”


Jacob joined the University through Clearing with a BTEC National Diploma qualification, after being taken on at Worcester City FC.


“I was keen to continue my education, therefore, I applied to the University of Worcester,” he said. “The University was a great experience for me both educationally and socially and has provided with me with lifelong friends and equipped me with skills that support my future career aspirations and for that I am sincerely grateful,” he said.


Jacob, from Solihull, and a former pupil of Arden School, has now secured a full time job at JP Morgan as an Equities Trade Assistant.


“During my time at the University I completed two internships,” he said. “My first internship was an industrial placement year at JP Morgan and my second internship was at Russell Investments. I consequently received graduate offers to return to both companies. I decided to take the job with JP Morgan, which is a great opportunity, working on the trading floors at the firm's London office.”