To mark day five of the EFL’s Day of Action, the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme is delighted to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide trainees with valuable opportunities within the NHS Trust.

The partnership will see two traineeship placements within the NHS Trust. The two areas will be in catering and hospitality, as well as cleaning and facilities management. These are areas where previous trainees have excelled on their placements, and we welcome the opportunity to continue the work we do with a key organisation such as the NHS.

We will be delivering the education and qualifications at our Education Hub, where we have helped numerous people achieve the next step of their lives and graduate into full-time employment.

The Traineeship Officer at the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, Alex Timmins-Jones, has said: “We are delighted to work with the NHS. I’d like to thank them for providing this opportunity. We’re looking forward to building on previous successes with our traineeship scheme, as well as supporting the incredible workforce at our local NHS trust.”

The Education Manager at SWFCCP, Ed Kinsey, said: “It’s great to work in collaboration with such a big organisation like the NHS to tackle youth unemployment. We look forward to help drive Sheffield Wednesday’s and the NHS’s efforts in the local community.”

The community programme are also 1 of 6 clubs who have helped pioneer the EFL’s new Training Ground initiative, which will help people improve their mental and physical wellbeing and get match-fit for full-time employment.

There are still places available with SWFCCP, so anyone who is interested in our traineeship scheme or the Training Ground programme should navigate to our education section on our website, and then find the traineeship section. Alternatively, you can contact our Traineeship Officer, Alex, to find out more.

[email protected] / 07392 195466

One of our recent traineeship success stories has been Jamie at Foodworks. Read his story with Foodworks here.