EFL Traineeships

Our employability students take part in a sporting drill with Middlesbrough FC defender Daniel Ayala

In partnerships with the English Football League Trust (EFL Trust), MFC Foundation have launched a traineeship scheme for people not currently in employment, education or training.


Based at our Herlingshaw Centre in South Bank, the programme will be delivered by qualified Foundation staff, with work experience opportunities coming at high profile and prominent organisations around Teesside.


  • Free training in employment skills including; creating your CV, seeking employment opportunities and interview skills
  • 100 hours+ of high quality work experience in roles such as; business administration, coaching, hospitality, grounds maintenance, match day, retail and more
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths & English (if required)
  • Complete Sports Leaders Level 2 or 3 Qualification (Level 3 worth 16 UCAS points)

All of this experience will give you a valuable insight into working in sport and leisure. If you impress in your traineeship, there is a chance of a permanent position.

After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and a letter of reference as a minimum, to support future job applications.

If interested, or if you’d like any more information about the programme, contact les.curvis@mfcfoundation.co.uk