Our Employment Partners
Newcastle United Foundation is proud to work alongside local businesses to support young people into employment. Our partners are able to support young people to build their confidence and gain key skills needed to enter the workplace.
We welcome support from businesses in a huge variety of different ways and are happy to support your organisation in engagement activities. Current partners support our participants in activities such as CV workshops, Mock Interview sessions, Employer workplace visits, work experience placements, direct recruitment activity and volunteering with community projects.
Becoming an Employment Partner can benefit your organisation in many ways by:
- Creating awareness for your business
- Providing an opportunity to see young people develop and progress
- Providing networking opportunities with other organisations
- Supporting your organisation with recruitment and retention
- Providing CPD activities for existing staff members
- Identifying new talent and developing your understanding of young people
- Gaining recognition in the Foundation’s Annual Review.
- Acknowledgement on our social media channels
Hear from businesses who have supported our activity!
Working for AkzoNobel as a Talent Resourcing Partner, I was keen to become more involved in helping out in my local community, so when the opportunity to work with Newcastle United Foundation came up, I decided to go along and help to get a feel for the type of work they do. I really enjoyed helping out in the first mock interview session, and since then I have helped out at a few more and also arranged a site tour/CV workshop at our new site in Ashington which was a great success! The work that Newcastle United Foundation do with young people is invaluable and it can really help change the lives of young, unemployed people in the North East. It’s been great to hear about the success stories of some of the first people I interviewed, learning that they have gone on to find employment thanks to Newcastle United Foundation and local businesses like AkzoNobel working together to develop and improve their employability skills. It’s been really rewarding so far and I look forward to continuing to work with NUFC in the future and seeing more success stories!
Laura Brayshaw- Talent resourcing Partner, Akzo Nobel
On behalf of Marks and Spencer Newcastle we have very much enjoyed working with The Newcastle Foundation
Firstly the communication between myself and the team has been clear, concise and professional, this is very important to us when working with work placements.
As a flagship North East store It has makes us very proud to be able to work with local organisations, especially a organisation that does so much for our city centre.
We have had fantastic success with one of the participants who now works for the our store doing 30 hours a week. We can see how much this has meant to the Newcastle Foundation and more importantly the participant.
We do work placements to support people who may otherwise struggle to get a break in the world of work so to see an example like this where everyone involved benefits is why we would be very happy to continue to work with the Newcastle Foundation again.
David Watson- Recruitment Manager, Marks and Spencer Newcastle
Virgin Money believes business has a responsibility as a force for good. We are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work and our partnership with Newcastle United Foundation is an important part of that. We help young people prepare for the world of work through giving them new skills and experiences and by encouraging them to use all their talents to achieve their potential.
Employer support changes our participants lives. Alex was homeless and unemployed when he discovered the Foundation’s Employability programmes – through our partnership with Slaley Hall, Alex is following his dream! Watch his story below!
"We were delighted to give John and David some valuable experience of working in construction and hope that this will encourage their interest in a career in the industry in the future."David Dixon, Gentoo Tolent