Everton in the Community provides local people with routes into various education, employment and training opportunities which are individually tailored to suit their learning needs.
The programmes delivered by the charity aim to improve the motivation, confidence and self-esteem of people on the courses and help to create life-changing opportunities as they are supported in improving their employability prospects.
The charity’s Apprenticeship programme, in partnership with the City of Liverpool College, offers opportunities for individuals who would prefer to work, learn and earn across the Everton family as opposed to going down the more academic traditional pathway. The initiative offers opportunities for driven and passionate individuals to succeed in their chosen vocational area.
Apprentices will gain a range of industry-recognised qualifications to include Functional Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT as well as benefiting from the world of work. The young people will receive ongoing support, information, advice and guidance as well as the opportunity to explore future career paths and personal development via employability sessions coordinated by Everton 4 Employment tutors.
Everton in the Community is now in the fourth year of its successful Apprenticeship programme and in the last 12 months has helped 12 learners successfully complete their Level 2 qualifications and eight have achieved Level 3 standards. Of the 20 completions, seven have moved onto a Level 3 qualification within the charity, eight have moved into full-time employment, four into casual work within Everton in the Community and one into employment elsewhere. There are currently 25 apprentices employed across the Club and charity.
Everton in the Community usually has two intakes across the year, with Apprentices deployed in a variety of roles for the charity and Club in areas such as:
- Disability Coach
- Everton 4 Employment Tutor
- Multi-Sports Coach
- PE Technician
- Social Inclusion Coach
- IT Assistant
- Assistant Sports Development Officer
While working for Everton in the Community, you will undertake a recognised qualification in a subject related to your job, such as L2 NVQ Sport Activity Leadership, L2 NVQ Customer Service, L2 or L3 NVQ Business Administration and L3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development as well as having the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications including First Aid, CSLA, HSLA 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, career advice courtesy of City of Liverpool College and one-to-one sessions with the charity’s Employment strand.
For further information please contact Scott Black, Community Education and Employability Manager, via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.