Patrick O’Sullivan

Celtic FC Foundation’s Cashback Gateway to Employment project, which is funded by Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities programme, works with young people who are at risk of offending or re-offending, teaching personal development, workplace skills, mentoring, one-to-one support and ultimately moving participants into training, further education, volunteering and jobs.

Patrick, a recent graduate of the project, has been in and out of jail since he was 14.

But his hard work and dedication impressed the team at the Foundation so much that he was successful in gaining employment as a Community Coach here in 2016.

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisation’s Community Jobs Scotland initiative, Patrick is now a vital part of the Foundation’s coaching team, spending his time mentoring and guiding new participants as they embark on the first steps of their journey.