With the summer holidays in full swing, young people from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust's Get Set project benefited from skills workshops at Heathrow Academy and the River & Canal Trust. Young people from the Get Set Project, which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, have benefited from a range of skills and employment workshops at Heathrow Academy and the River & Canal Trust.
At Heathrow Academy, with the shadow of Heathrow’s runway behind them, young people learnt about the multitude of jobs available at Heathrow. They also took part in a quiz – testing their new-found knowledge of aviation.
James* who attended the workshop, said: “I would like to take up an apprenticeship at Heathrow Academy because I want to do something with tourism and travel.”
At the River & Canal Trust, things got more hands-on! The activity saw young people painting Thames Lock and discussing apprenticeship opportunities with staff from the River & Canal Trust.
Amy Crook, the Programme Coordinator, said: “It is great that young people can come out of their comfort zones and have the confidence to try new things; it proves how valuable this project really is.”
If you think you could benefit from the Get Set programme, please contact Amy on 020 8326 7034 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Name changed to protect young people's identity.