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United For Employment Success Continues

Newcastle United Foundation delivered the latest of a series of United for Employment programmes for Your Homes Newcastle at St James’ Park this week.

United for Employment focus on helping young people and adults gain employability skills as well as encouraging those on out of work benefits to move back into employment, training or education.

The participants benefitted from the Foundation’s experience delivering Employability courses by taking part in tailored sessions covering specific areas to help develop vital skills that can be transferred into the workplace. 

Sessions included team building, group work as well as learning more about health and wellbeing from the Foundation’s specialised team.  The group also enjoyed a tour around St James’ Park, taking in the pitchside views. 

Newcastle United Foundation Project Officer, Kirsty McMillan, said: “Our Employability sessions at St James’ Park engage participants by giving them the opportunity to develop their skills at the home of the football team they love.

“With our guidance we can use the enthusiasm of being at the stadium to help build confidence and develop skills that will support the participants transition from unemployment to the world of work.

“This group were especially committed to learning as much as they could from their time with us and, we with our ongoing support, we wish them the very best of luck as they take on new opportunities.”

Stuart Clarke, Employability Manager at YHN, said: “YHN runs a number of courses in partnership with training providers to provide support to tenants across the city who are struggling to find work.

“United for Employment is a fantastic example of how this partnership working can benefit local people and the training provided to our tenants here is very exciting – visiting the hallowed turf of St James’ Park is obviously very appealing and there are so many practical experiences offered that participants can’t fail to get something great to add to their CVs.”

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