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Six young graduates from Everton in the Community's successful Apprenticeship programme attended an achievement ceremony at Goodison Park last week where Denise Barrett-Baxendale, the charity's Executive Chair, presented each of them with their official certificates.

Poppy Comer, Chloe Kinsey, Phil Dodd, Andy Whitaker and Danielle Whittaker were all awarded their full Level 3 Sport Development Apprenticeship whilst Katie West achieved a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. All six of the charity's recent graduates are now employed full time in a variety of roles across the Club's official charity.

Delivered in partnership with Riverside College, the Everton Apprenticeship programme offers fantastic employment opportunities for Merseyside's young people, supplemented by unrivalled educational support and enrichment opportunities.

'Also in attendance at the certificate presentation were some of the charity's new crop of Apprentices who have recently embarked on their journey with Everton in the Community.

The new intake of Apprentices work in a variety of roles across both Everton Football Club and EitC including Fundraising, Fan Services, Stadium Operations and Sports Development.'

The Everton Apprenticeship programme will last a minimum of 12 months in which time apprentices will work to complete all components of the project including functional skills in Maths, English and IT, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and vocational led qualifications. Apprentices will also undertake a recognised qualification in a subject related to their job such as L2 NVQ Sport Activity Leadership, L2 NVQ Customer Service and L2 or L3 NVQ Business Administration as well as the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications in First Aid and FA coaching badges.

As well as the range of qualifications, apprentices will also receive on-going support, information, advice and guidance. Apprentices will have regular reviews with tutors and line managers as well as the opportunity to explore future career paths and personal development via employability sessions.

82% of Everton Apprenticeships successfully complete their full Apprenticeship framework compared to a national average of 72% and through our programme, we are able to offer unrivalled educational support and enrichment opportunities.

For more information on becoming an Everton apprentice or to find out how our programme can add value to your business contact John Houghton via email on john.houghton@evertonfc.com

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