United We Achieve launching 24th January 2015Following on from our announcement that Oxford United have partnered with Oxford City Council’s Youth Ambition Team and Barclays Life Skills to get more young people from Oxford into employment, education and training, we are pleased to announce the unique project will commence on Monday 24th January.
The project, called ‘United We Achieve’, will see Oxford United run employability workshops for unemployed people aged 18 to 21 years old through the course of a two-week period, with the candidates who complete the course having a reception at the Luton Town match on Saturday 7th February.
With over 700 unemployed people in Oxford, Oxford United aim to get 20 young people into full-time education, employment or training.
The project will be linked to ‘United in Business’, which will see local Oxfordshire businesses offering help such as work experience. United in Business members Barclays, Clark Howes, New Driveway Company and Jennings will work closely with the project to form routes towards employability for the young people.
The employability workshops will involve such training as CV writing, interview preparation and job application guidance. The young people will also get the chance to be involved in the day-to-day running of the club, including writing website stories and interviewing players, with the aim of enhancing their CVs.
Commercial manager Rob Lees stated “We are very proud of the ‘United We Achieve’ project and it is a project everyone at the club feels really passionate about. To see the Oxfordshire business community come together and help Oxford United develop this project is really fantastic. The game of football, our club and players as role models give us the tools you really need to get into disenfranchised communities and achieve some really strong outcomes for young people.”
If you can offer any work experience or would like to get involved in the project please contact Rob Lees on firstname.lastname@example.org.