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Walsall FC Community Programme continues to provide fantastic Kickstart placements for young people seeking employment

Throughout 2021, Walsall FC Community has continued its aim to provide life-changing opportunities, by enabling over 13 young people to gain opportunities within the workplace, through the Kickstart programme. The Kickstart programme is an initiative to help young people by giving them opportunities to get a foothold within the professional work environment. 477 young people […]

Meet Billy Whittle: The 22-year-old who with Kickstart secured employment with Wigan Athletic Community Trust

As demonstrated by many young people across the country, the pandemic proved a difficult period for local Wiganer, Billy Whittle. Born in Wigan, the 22-year-old spent 16 months unemployed before being offered a way back into work by Wigan Athletic Community Trust through the government’s Kickstart scheme. Billy struggled with seeking opportunities to start his […]

Eleanor scores a full-time role with Reading FC Community Trust through the Kickstart Programme

Gaining a footstep into the professional workplace has been a process that has brought extraneous difficulties for young people, especially during the pandemic. For Eleanor Povey, this was no exception, however, after an opportunity arose with Reading FC Community Trust on a Kickstart placement, Eleanor made a great impression and  has now secured full-time employment […]

Young people show the ‘Power of Youth’ whilst on NCS

The NCS programme was a roaring success throughout the summer of 2021; with 9,198 young people, aged 16-17, engaging in the delivery of 350 social action programmes, with the collective ambition to improve key social issues and improve the standard of living in their local communities. Hours volunteered over the course of the summer months […]

Shamza’s Story: From moving to a new country not knowing the language, to receiving praise from the Prime Minister for leading positive Social Action within Bradford

For any young teenager, entering a new country and having to integrate into a new culture, as well as learning a new language can be an unnerving process. This was no different for Shamza, 18, who initially felt uncomfortable after leaving Italy. Fast forward 3 years and Shamza received recognition from the Prime Minister for […]

NCS Graduate Connor Burleigh sets on making more of an impact as an official #iwill Ambassador and EFL Trust Youth Forum Member

Connor, who is an EFL Trust NCS Graduate, initially took part in NCS in the Summer of 2018 with Club Doncaster Foundation. Since then, Connor has been selected as a National #iwill Ambassador, as he wants to continue in his passion for making positive differences with communities and empower more young people to volunteer. Since […]

Kickstart provides an entry into full-time employment for university graduate Tom Sherratt

For Tom Sherratt, like many other aspiring university graduates, crossing the bridge from further education into the workplace provided substantial difficulties. However, after being provided with an opportunity to work with Northampton Town Community Trust, Tom has been able to secure full-time employment. After graduating in Physical Education and Sport from the University of East […]