A new scheme run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust begins this week. Starting on Friday, 8 October, the Trust's new traineeship programme aimed at 16 to 18-year-olds, will enhance the skills and opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will also explore and support individuals with the transition from education into employment or further training.

Chris Barrett, Community Employment and Education Manager at the Trust, said: “We are excited to add a new employability strand to our portfolio of work which we will look to develop our new Social, Education and Health Hub. Our three employability programmes will provide positive pathways and tailored support for local young people, to help prepare them for the world of work.“

The Traineeship programme is a 12-week course aimed at assisting young people aged 16 to 18 to enter employment, training, or further education. The programme is a full-time course with 15 hours a week of work placements, 12 hours a week of employability, including workshops on money management, knife crime, diversity, inclusion, and health and nutrition. The traineeship includes functional skills in English and Maths and the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. The traineeship will provide the necessary skills and support for training and employment, alongside a bespoke reference for each young person to further support their transition pathway.

What does the course involve?

To find out more and apply email [email protected].