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Development Board Backs Employability Programme

Development Board backs Employability programme

Members of Newcastle United Foundation Development Board dropped in on Foundation Employability session today to learn more about the programme.

John Marshall, Atul Malhotra, John Waterworth, Bill Coats, Gillian Marshall and John Duns from the Development Board were on site giving their backing to the Employability programmes delivered by the Foundation, who work with hundreds of young people in the area every year.

The visitors were given an overview of the employability projects offered by the Foundation before being introduced to the current Talent Match intake and finding out more about how the course was supporting their transition back into the workplace.

The Employability programmes support participants with skills development, CV writing, job searches, First Aid qualifications, site visits and work experience. As part of their visit the Development Board shared some of their top tips for interviews as well as an insight into what different employers are looking for when they are recruiting.  

Atul Malhotra, Operations Director at The Malhotra Group said: “I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the Employability programmes here at the Foundation. We hear so much about the team’s fantastic results but this is the first time we’ve been able to participate as a group in a session. There are some really enthusiastic and committed young people in these sessions who find the work experience the Foundation sources for them as hugely valuable. I urge any businesses out there that could support the Foundation in offering a one week work experience to participants to get in touch. Here at the Malhotra Group we have offered previous work experience to the employability participants and now have placed candidates in full time employment”

Foundation Development Manager, Sarah Medcalf, added: “We’re grateful to the Development Board for taking time out of their busy weeks so support our Employability programmes. It’s been a fantastic opportunity for our young people to get advice from key figures within the local business community.”

For more information on becoming an Employability Partner email Sarah.medcalf@nufc.co.uk

For more information on how you can get involved
Email foundation@nufc.co.uk

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