The Tigers Trust are offering young people job opportunities as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.
Across the EFL network, 500 young people will have the opportunity to work in an EFL Club or Club Community Organisation.
The Tigers Trust will be offering five work placement job roles to people aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit. The scheme is designed to help build skills in the workplace and gain experience to improve chances of finding long-term work.
Each six-month placement will cover a variety of roles which support the Trust's programmes and facilities team.
The scheme targets young people who have been hit especially hard by Coronavirus and Kickstart focuses on giving them the best possible chance of getting a job.
Tigers Trust CEO, Catherine Bishop, said: “The Tigers Trust Team are proud to have been able to play a role in supporting our communities throughout the pandemic. We have seen first-hand the devastation this has caused to many people on many levels. We are therefore delighted to be part of EFL Trust Kickstart Programme and support young people by offering opportunities for them to gain some meaningful experience and insight into the world of work whilst also helping us re-focus our organisation as we move forward post-covid, working with our partners both in and outside the football world.”
Under the scheme, the EFL Trust, the charitable arm of the EFL, will be acting as a Gateway provider, bringing together a network of Football Clubs, Community Organisations and other partners, to provide a wealth of opportunities across the country for out-of-work youngsters.
Mike Evans, CEO, EFL Trust said: “This impact of COVID-19 on our young people is clearly very significant and we are delighted to be able to offer opportunities to young people in our communities through the Kickstart programme. A key part of our strategy at the EFL Trust is to raise aspirations and realise the potential within our communities and a scheme like Kickstart enables us to have a significant impact on the young people who need out support most right now.”
The positions will be available through the Job Centre, then applicants will contact Tigers Trust to formally apply. Timings of recruitment and selection will be dependent on local restrictions moving forward.