Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Foundation offer Kickstart opportunities

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is pleased to offer the chance for local young people to step on the employment ladder with our all-new kickstart opportunities. 

The Government’s kickstart scheme is focused on developing young people who have been hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the Foundation being just one of the hundreds of organisations offering work to 16-24 years olds currently receiving income through universal credit. 

With the world returning to some sort of normality ahead of 2022, we are now in the position to offer a six-month, 25-hour-a week, paid work placement within our Community Foundation, working across our Rugby League, Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion and Media Departments. 

The successful applicants will work with our Rugby League Development Officers and Project Officers to deliver a variety of sessions, whether this is in school delivery or community-based projects, with the successful candidate being exposed to a wider range of new experiences. 

The individual appointed will also assist within the Foundation’s Media Department, with the main area of focus being to support the Media Executive, highlighting and supporting our Disability Rugby League programmes as well as producing and publishing content for our Women’s Rugby League team. 

Speaking upon the launch of the new roles, Head of Foundation, Mark Brennan, said, “This is a great incentive to provide young people with an opportunity to develop within a professional sporting environment, whilst gaining valuable skills and experience,” he explained. 

“The successful candidate will have access to on-the-job training and mentoring support from the team within the Foundation. We are excited by this initiative, and we are hopeful this will allow us to grow our reach across the local area. 

“The Foundation plays a large part in the local community across a multitude of projects, and this is just another example of the work being done across the region to provide opportunities to positively impact on people’s lives. 

“I am really looking forward to working with, and supporting, the successful candidates on this programme.” 

While, the Foundation’s Media Executive, William Moore, followed, “This is an extremely exciting time for the Foundation, and to be in the position to offer work placement opportunities through the Government’s kickstart scheme is hugely important. 

“Working in key aspects of the organisation, the successful applicants will be offered key skills needed to thrive throughout a professional setting, presenting them with the experience needed to adapt to full-time employment. 

“As a Media Department, we are looking forward to expanding our reach throughout the Wakefield community and beyond.” 

The new roles provided will offer a unique chance to work in a professional environment up-skilling young people as they embark on their chosen future career path. 

More information will be made available in due course, but to have an informal chat about the roles we are set to offer, please email will.moore@wakefieldtrinity.com 

To find out more information regarding the Kickstart Scheme click HERE. 

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