Traineeship Students Pass 12 Week Employability Course

Five Blackpool FC Community Trust Traineeship students completed their 12 week employability course covering 215 hours work placement, the principles of sports coaching and Level 1 in employability skills.

The Traineeship course has been made to help those who are aged 16-18 and who are not currently in education, employment or training.

The Traineeship course, which is based at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, provides crucial work experience which includes:

  • Working in different departments of a professional football club
  • Assisting in the delivery of sports in schools
  • Assisting in the delivery of Premier League Kicks and Walking Football sessions
  • Working within the private sports sector

Some of the Traineeship graduates were presented with certificates prior to Blackpool FC’s 2-2 draw with Crewe Alexandra on Saturday. First team captain Andy Taylor congratulated the Trainee’s for passing the course and posed for a picture with them.

Callum Reagan, 17, is one of the graduates who passed the Traineeship course and praised the course for “changing his life”. Callum said, “I’m delighted to have passed the Traineeship course. It’s truly changed my life because I have a plan on what I want to do, whereas before the course, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I want to thank Blackpool FC Community Trust for giving me this opportunity.”

Graduates from the Traineeship course will now enrol on to Kickstart, which is a employability programme for 18-24 year olds, who are not in education or employment. Kickstart will begin 28th February.

The next Traineeship enrolment is 17th March with the 12 week course starting on 20th March.

For more information on Traineeship and Kickstart, contact us on 01253 348691.