New Dates Announced For Upcoming Ready For Employment Courses at Ibrox

Thu 15th July 2021

New dates have been announced for upcoming Rangers Charity Foundation’s Ready for Employment courses as follows:

  • 9th August to 26th August 2021
  • 30th August to 16th September 2021
  • 20th September to 7th October 2021

Our Ready For Employment programme aims to improve the job prospects of local people in partnership with Jobcentre Plus by delivering an individualised training programme to help develop skills, confidence and relevant experience. It is aimed at those who are unemployed and aged 18 to 24 who face substantial barriers to gaining employment or progressing their personal development. 

Workshops on the course, which is delivered at Ibrox Stadium, include SQA qualifications and a range of different modules, such as CV Building, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, IT Skills, Communications Skills, Interview Techniques and Employer Expectations sessions. 

From courses run between March and June this year, 25 candidates gained employment, 28 progressed into further training or college and 60 gained SQA qualifications.

The programme operates in partnership with a range of employers who offer participants experience and valuable insights into work and training - and possibly even a longer term work placement or full-time job at the end of the programme.

Participants also have the opportunity to play football and develop coaching skills with an emphasis on team work, communication, motivation and discipline – all skills which are highly transferrable to the working environment. 

Health and wellbeing and physical activity are ongoing features of the programme, as we encourage participants to take control of their lives on different levels, from their personal development and confidence to getting them back into the job market.

Ready4Employment also offers an aftercare service, allowing those who have completed the course to return one day a week for ongoing support and access to resources to help them research job opportunities.

Read here about three recent candidates who gained employment after attending the course. 

If you are interested in taking part, contact your work coach for more details.

Tags: Ready For Employment / employability / Ibrox youth hub / potential