Support 'One Of Our Own'

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26th February 2018

Widnes Vikings are proud to launch ‘One Of Our Own’, a new initiative that aims to help local young people to fulfil their potential with the support of the business community.

The Vikings Learning Centre are currently offering young people aged 16-24 the opportunity to gain traineeships, giving local businesses the opportunity to benefit from the support of young people looking to find their big break. Not only will these businesses enjoy an eight-week work placement without incurring any cost, they’ll also receive exclusive marketing opportunities with the Vikings. 

The Vikings Learning Centre is a leading provider of education and training for young people who are out of education, work or training. Working with Riverside College, Widnes Vikings offer a range of opportunities that enable people to fulfil their potential and gain new opportunities. With a 100% pass-rate across all programmes, the Centre has countless examples of learners going on to gain exciting new opportunities in education, employment or apprenticeships.

As part of the Learning Centre’s new ‘One Of Our Own’ campaign, they are recruiting young adults to NCFE Level 1 or 2 courses in Employability Skills. This twelve-week course helps upskill young people, providing support in key areas such as: CV writing, interview skills, communication skills and developing inter-personal skills. It enables people to become ‘job ready’, whether that be finding employment, apprenticeships or further education.

Students taking part in the courses also have the opportunity to enjoy work placements with Widnes Vikings or local businesses, developing their CV’s and work confidence.

Businesses that support this programme by providing an 8-week work placement to students will not only have the opportunity to benefit from gaining a new team member without any cost, but will also receive free 12-month membership of the Widnes Vikings Business Ambassador Network. The Network, which in delivered in association with Uniqwin, brings together an incredible mix of local, regional and national businesses, providing a fantastic platform to create and discover new commercial opportunities.

With Ambassador Network Membership typically costing £495+VAT, and also including promotional opportunities in both the Vikings website and matchday magazines, businesses can find huge benefits and also demonstrate their CSR credentials by backing this programme.

Richard Munson, Commercial and Community Director, says: “The One Of Our Own campaign uniquely offers a real opportunities to both local businesses and local young people. We have had fantastic feedback from businesses that have previously accommodated placements, benefitting from working with young people who are eager to gain work experience and progress. By enjoying these opportunities, as well as the marketing support provided by our Business Ambassador Network, local businesses will find real benefits.”

He adds, “The Learning Centre has countless examples of supporting people to find direction, develop their skills and fulfil their potential. If you sign up to support One Of Our Own, your business will truly be making a real difference to the lives of local people and offer a valuable contribution to the local community.”

To sign up to support One Of Our Own or for further information, please contact Liam Clark, Head of Education at the Vikings Learning Centre: liamc@widnesvikings.co.uk / 0151 495 2250.

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