Hull FC helping young people kick off a career
A HOST of local businesses are playing their part in helping young people get into work.
Super League club Hull FC has launched FC Learning Centre, which aims to use the power of sport to inspire teenagers out of education or employment (Neets) in the region reach their potential via a range of courses due to start in January.
The club has received the backing of almost a dozen businesses in East Yorkshire eager to tackle the issue and play a hands-on role in the programme, with big hitters such as KC, P&O Ferries and the William Jackson Food Group among those to support the project.
The likes of AAK, Veolia Environmental Services, Riverside Volvo, Cleartech Waste Services, The Skills Network, St Stephen's and Event Management Catering (EMC) have also signed up, with those involved set to become business mentors to those youngsters taking part.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Richard Munson, Hull FC's head of strategic partnerships, said: "We have already had a great response from young people interested in registering on the programme and we are very grateful to our patron businesses for their support.
"For these local businesspeople to take time out of their busy schedules to offer their expertise is very humbling and I am sure it will play a huge part in helping these young people to progress and achieve their aspirations."
A Foundation Learning in Sport course will be the first to be delivered at the FC Learning Centre in January and will be open to youngsters aged 16 to 18 not currently in employment, education or training.
Lee Fothergill, general manager at Riverside Volvo, said: "Riverside Volvo has always supported the region's 16 to 18-year-olds throughout their education but we realise in this current economic climate it is very difficult for school leavers to get a full-time job.
"We see this as an opportunity for them to enhance their academic skills with the support of the FC Learning Centre and also to learn new skills that may benefit them in the sporting arena, giving them the confidence to handle any further opportunities that might arise."
Participants will gain qualifications in sport and coaching along with practical skills such as ICT, maths and English, with the local businesses acting as mentors to help the young people complete their employability and personal development modules.
Some of the firms will also be offering work experience opportunities and routes into apprenticeships, along with delivering masterclasses based on their own experiences.
Gavin Smedley, business manager at Veolia Environmental Services, said: "Employment in the area is very important and we are delighted to partner with the FC Learning Centre.
"We look forward to assisting the young people with the course and their employability modules and hope some will be able to join us for work experience in the near future."
For more information, call Hull FC on 01482 327200, email email@example.com or visit www.hullfc.com