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HOME GROUP: Exciting apprenticeship partnership launched

16 September 2015

Sign up for Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer apprenticeships

Recent positive steps taken to strengthen Carlisle United’s community presence have been complemented by an exciting new partnership as the Club have joined forces with Home Group, the CUFC Community Sports Trust and Lakes College to bring an opportunity to Home Group customers and clients who are looking to start an apprenticeship in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.

Vacancies for Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer apprenticeships are available in the Whitehaven area from 30 September to 6 October with the following on offer as part of the course:

+ A two-and-a-half day accredited employability course delivered at Lakes College, based around team building and sports.

+ A visit to Carlisle United's stadium, Brunton Park, for a behind the scenes tour and a coaching session with the Carlisle United Community Sports Trust [CST] coaching staff.

+ Work placements in a gym/sports related role.

+ Employability skills, health & safety training and hands on work experience.

+ Paid transport, travel and lunch expenses.

If you are interested in this course please sign up with us by Friday 18 September. 

Call or text Sean on 07464 490227 or email to register your interest.

Carlisle United’s Sales and Marketing Director Phil King said: “We’re delighted to be part of this apprenticeship initiative. This is about the club and Community Sports Trust working in partnership with other regional organisations to make Carlisle United an integral part of the Cumbrian community. By partnering with Home Group and Lakes College we can use the power football has in the community to engage participants on a course which can benefit their employability opportunities.
“A football club should be a central part of a community and this initiative is hopefully the start of a long term relationship with Home Group and Lakes College. Personally, I set up a partnership with Home Group in the North East when at Sunderland AFC and saw first-hand how projects such as these can benefit all involved. Going forward, there are plans to create more of these types of partnerships and initiatives to engage both Carlisle United fans and the wider community.”

Heather Liddle, employability business partner at Home Group, said: “We're delighted to be involved in this project and wish all involved every success for the future. We are committed to apprenticeships to equip people with the skills they need for career success as well as working with our partners to maximise employment opportunities.”

Nicola Lynch, Partnerships Officer at Lakes College, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Carlisle United and Home Group on this project. Strategic partnerships are integral to the success of the area, so we are always keen to work with businesses and agencies to develop schemes like this to give the community innovative opportunities.”

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