A group of young people were at Goodison Park on Monday (27 February) to enrol on Everton’s first ever Apprenticeship Scheme.
Everton in the Community, the Blues’ official award-winning charity, launched a new apprenticeship programme in November to help local people gain recognised qualifications and experience in order to work in the sports industry.
The Blues are working in partnership with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and LifeSkills to offer 17 apprenticeships, which cover a range of different roles for people looking to get onto the career ladder in sport.
The apprenticeship roles include disability coaches, football development officers, an Everton 4 Employment tutor and social inclusion coach and are attached to Everton in the Community and the Everton Academy, which is based at the Club’s training ground, Finch Farm.
The programmes last for 48 weeks and in that time apprentices will work, learn and earn as an employee of Everton in the Community.
An apprenticeship is a great way to start a career as it offers participants the chance to learn and gain industry recognised qualification and earn a wage at the same time – a fantastic and debt-free way of learning.
For more information about the Everton Apprenticeships Scheme click here or call 0151 530 5253.