The Barnet FC Community Trust, in partnership with Job Centre Plus Barnet and the Department of Work and Pensions, have developed and delivered a pilot work programme tackling youth unemployment in the borough.
Candidates were put through an intensive eight week programme called Barnet Return 2 Work, where they looked to improve upon job application skills, sports coaching, sports administration, as well as general office duties.
There were eight successful candidates who will now enrol as sports coaches with the Community Trust, and who will apply their new skills and knowledge delivering sports coaching in the community once they have obtained their Level 1 and CRB.
Barnet FC Community Trust Manager, Birtug Kazim, said:
“We are delighted to have eight new local coaches come through the programme and to help Job Centre Plus Barnet and the Department of Work and Pensions tackle youth unemployment.
“It is a growing concern not just in this country but throughout Europe and the World. The candidates worked particularly hard to develop their potential, and they will all be a fantastic addition to our current team our coaches.
“We look forward to working with them in due course, and to continue our commitment and support to tackling worklessness in the borough."