Celtic sponsor, Magners, is using the £19,000 raised from the Goals for Charity initiative to team up with Celtic FC Foundation and the Tennent’s Training Academy for the second year to deliver a tailored employability programme aimed at helping long term unemployed people get back into work.
The scheme will kick off on 1st September and run until 20th November. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Tennent’s Training Academy on: 0845 166 6060
Targeted at adults 25 and over who are registered unemployed, The Magners Employability Project is an intensive 12 week programme focused on developing both front and back of house hospitality skills. This second course follows the success of the inaugural Employability Programme in 2015, which has seen 10 of 12 attendees gain employment or move into further education as a result of the experience.
Delivered by Celtic FC Foundation and the award-winning Tennent’s Training Academy, the project allows participants to not only engage with a varied mix of employability activities and certified industry training, but also dedicate time to health, fitness & nutrition with sessions with Celtic FC Foundation’s coaching staff. Participants benefit from employer talks, work experience, recruitment days, motivational speakers and sessions covering; skills and qualities, job searching, CVs, application forms, interview techniques, work ethic, self-branding and work place expectations.
The aim of the scheme is to allow participants to use their new-found skills to move into employment, further training or volunteering, as all of the 2015 graduates have done.
Cherie Carr, Graduate of the Magners Employability Programme 2015 said:
“After completing the course in 2015, I gained so much more confidence and courage to go out and look for work. My time at the Tennent’s Training Academy led me to voluntary work at a café in Ruchazie before applying for college. I’m now going on to study for an NQ5 in Professional Cooking later this year and hope to set up my own catering business. For anyone unemployed at the moment, I can’t recommend the employability programme highly enough, I got a huge amount out of it both personally and professionally.”
George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship for Magners and PR for the TTA, said: “When we launched the Magners Employability Project our aim was that we would make a positive impact on the lives of participants, and stories like Cherie’s are testament to the fact that we’ve achieved this. The level of support and training we’re able to provide in partnership with the guys at Celtic and the TTA is first class and we’re looking forward to delivering the programme once again in 2016”
Tony Hamilton, CEO of Celtic FC Foundation, added: “Magners really get what we are doing in this space and I am hugely grateful that we have this level of support. Between the Tennent’s Training Academy and Celtic Park our participants have learned a great deal from professional people who have the right experience to train and teach. There have been many positive outcomes and this is one area that we have demonstrated gets results for people and we are aiming to do much more of it.”