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26th Jul 2017

Advance to Work is a new employability programme running in Bracknell led by Adviza in partnership with Bracknell Town Football Club.  The aim is to improve the prospects of local 16-24 year olds with significant barriers to work to secure employment, further education or training.  These young people are categorised as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) and often struggle with the basics of applying for jobs including writing CVs or completing application forms. 

The first five week programme kicked-off this month and runs for three days each week combining health, employability and work experience.

Bracknell Town Football Club (BTFC) in Larges Lane is hosting the new Advance to Work programme free of charge, with the use of all its facilities, which recently underwent a £1million refurbishment including a 4G FIFA approved pitch.

BTFC Chairman, Kayne Steinborn-Busse said: “Our partnership with Adviza is another shining example of how this new facility can benefit the non-footballing community within the town.  I know first-hand how hard it is for young people to gain employment, it is so important to help upskill our young.   We will be working with Adviza over the next 12 months on two fronts: in physical activity sessions on the pitch and also a practical classroom based session all taking place at the new ground.”

Local sports coaching company Elite Preparation Centre (EPC) will deliver the two-hour morning session, focussing on physical health including physical activities and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.  The two-hour afternoon session will focus on employability, covering careers guidance, creating CVs, job application forms and access to local training and work experience to improve their employability prospects; local employers will also provide mock interviews with detailed feedback.

Bracknell Forest Council’s Elevate will assist in promoting Advance to Work to its clients and identify appropriate individuals who are eligible for the new programme. David Bolam, Elevate Employment Support Hub Coordinator said: “We look forward to working with Adviza on the delivery of their new programme, Advance to Work, as part of the Elevate delivery for NEET young people in Bracknell Forest.”

The project will also work closely with The Lexicon and its various new businesses through the Regeneration Committee and Learning to Work, to secure employment for the young people post programme completion.

Fiind out more including programme dates and sign up details.

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