Foundation to Help 16 and 17 Year Olds Who Are Ready to Succeed

Tue 29th August 2017

The Rangers Charity Foundation is looking for participants for a programme which aims to help 16 and 17 year olds not currently in education, employment or training, whose ultimate goal is to find a job.

Ready 2 Succeed, which is funded by Skills Development Scotland, uses a mix of football coaching, work experience and motivational talks to help participants gain the necessary skills and confidence they need to progress on their journey into work.

Taking place over 10 weeks at Ibrox Stadium, the programme will look to engage those involved through football and coaching in a bid to improve their communication, citizenship, enterprise and self-reliance skills, among others.

Participants, who will be required to attend four days per week, will get to take part in numerous practical coaching sessions as well as being given the opportunity to meet former Rangers players, listen to motivational talks and get a tour of Ibrox Stadium and the Rangers training ground.

They will also be offered work experience taster sessions through a variety of the Foundation’s partners in the coaching hospitality security, ground maintenance and retail sectors.

Starting on October 2nd and running until December 7th, participants will work towards gaining 18 Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (SCQF) points from two employability courses.

Jamie Duncanson, Senior Community Executive, at the Rangers Charity Foundation said: “The skills that are used and developed in playing and coaching football include team work, communication, discipline and motivation. These are all highly transferrable skills which are common in the working environment and in the wider community.

“Combining this approach with work experience helps create the ideal environment for those taking part in Ready 2 Succeed to progress on their route to a positive pathway.”

To be accepted for Ready 2 Succeed, candidates must be nominated by their Skills Development Scotland advisor who should call Jamie Duncanson on 0141 580 8740 or email him at

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