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Calling all sports and dance leaders of the future…

Are you aged between 16 and 18 and interested in sport or dance? Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a leader in your field?

Why not come to a session at Bradley Football Development Centre in Grimsby on Thursday May 16 from 6pm to around 7.30pm to find out more about this year’s pre-apprenticeship programme, due to run over the summer holidays.

North East Lincolnshire Council and Activfirst have teamed up to provide six weeks of pre-apprenticeship training (4 days a week) to young adults who are interested in sport or dance.

The training will cover:

  • Sports leadership
  • Employability skills
  • Leading to an NVQ level 2 in dance, sport and active leisure

Staff from the Sports Development team will be on hand to answer your questions about what an apprenticeship could mean for you and where it could lead to in the future for successful apprentices, including qualifications you’ll gain on your journey.

There will also be apprentices from this year’s programme to explain what it’s like and what to expect.

If the young adults manage to complete the programme, there’s a chance of being taken on as a paid apprentice by the Council, working as an activity leader.

Brad, one of this year’s apprentices, said, “I’ve really enjoyed this last year and it’s really built up my confidence and self esteem since I started. I’ve had the chance to get involved with all sorts of sports I wouldn’t normally have got involved with, from horseriding to football, as well as disability bikes, trampolining and working with schools as an assistant lead coach.”

Councillor Burnett, portfolio holder for tourism and culture, said, “This will be the second year the Council has run this apprenticeship programme for young sports’ leaders. It’s important we keep attracting new apprentices to the programme early so we harness their motivation and enthusiasm.”

For more information about the programme, contact Rob Allison on 01472 323347.