Traineeships

16 – 24 and looking for work?  How about having MFC Foundation in your corner?

We will be restarting our fantastic Traineeship scheme in September and some places are still available.

We offer 1-2-1 and group support from our expert employment coaches, a dedicated tutor to help improve your functional skills and offer access to our extensive range of employer partners for work experience and potential vacancies.

Whether you want to work in sport, care, security, admin, engineering, retail or hospitality – or even if you have no idea what you want to do yet, we can help.

This is an active course where we want to spend as much time as possible outside of the training room.

This will include opportunities for free sport sessions with our Foundation coaches and the chance to work as a team supporting your local community.

Interested? E-Mail: paul.shepherd@mfcfoundation.co.uk

 

 

Football Welcomes: Shaygan’s Story

SHAYGAN is from Iran. His story as a 20-year-old began with MFC Foundation around April 2019 as a participant in our Football Welcomes programme, the very same programme we are highlighting today, the EFL’s Day of Action.

The programme is an initiative to create a more welcoming community for those seeking refuge and asylum. He hadn’t been in the country long before he started attending sessions.

A keen student of football, Shaygan began volunteering on the Football Welcomes programme organising warm-ups, cool downs and various other activities for the participants. He also assisted in getting teams together for regular tournaments against other programmes and indeed Foundations from across the country. Other roles during this time included being an interpreter for coaches for participants from Iranian, Kurdish and Afghan backgrounds.

Upon gaining his status in the country Shaygan was able to sign up to the MFC Foundation traineeships programme. As part of his as well as gaining a number of qualifications based around football such as Sports Leader, First Aid and Safeguarding he also completed 100hrs work experience. The work experience involved him getting knowledge of a number of different programmes the Foundation deliver across the Tees Valley area.

His journey continued when he gained employment with the organisation. After completing his traineeship, he was successful in getting a 20hr a week contract as a Business Support Worker. This involved him being part of the day to day running of the MFC Foundation Herlingshaw Centre as well as assisting on many of the different programmes the Foundation delivers.

Shaygan’s next calling has taken him to London and occasional work with Amnesty UK and Fulham. But he never forgets where his new life started.