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

Walk from Rockliffe to the Riverside

A local photographer from Teesside is hoping to raise money for MFC Foundation by walking from Rockliffe Hall to the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

Tom Banks owner of Banks Photo recently worked for MFC Foundation and was so amazed by the inspiring work the Foundation deliver across Teesside he decided he wanted to help support them.

Tom plans to walk the 25 mile route from Rockliffe Hall to the Riverside Stadium and raise much needed funds for MFC Foundation.

Tom who is a keen walker said: “I was asked by MFC Foundation prior to lockdown to take some photos of several projects that they were delivering within the local communities. I was totally amazed to see the joy in the faces of the participants and it made me think that I wanted to do something to help.” He continued “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on all charities so I decided I would try to do my bit and fundraise for MFC Foundation. As a keen walker I decided that I would walk from Rockliffe Hall to the Riverside Stadium to help the Foundation continue their inspiring work across Teesside.”

Andrew Buckley – Business Development Manager for MFC Foundation said: “Tom worked for us earlier in the year and was overwhelmed by some of our projects we are continuing to deliver throughout this pandemic.” He continued “As a LOCAL charity we are always grateful for any donations and help with our fundraising work so we are very happy to support Tom with his up and coming sponsored walk.”

If you would like to support Tom and join him on his 25 mile walk you can email him at thomas.banks@sky.com

If you would like to sponsor Tom on his walk you can do that by clicking here