Blue Apple Training & the Leeds United Foundation are working together to create opportunities for unemployed people across the city.
This exciting new project will include employability skills courses and training programmes to help unemployed people gain the skills and confidence they need to return to work, with Blue Apple Training and the Leeds United Foundation helping them every step of the way.
To kick off the collaboration, an event is being held on the 23rd November between 11am-1pm. Here, unemployed people can network with prospective employers and learn more about the partnership and what it can offer them, there will be a wide range of employers attending with job vacancies, as well as motivational speakers and past Blue Apple learners.
Alan Scorfield, Chief Executive of The Leeds United Foundation, has the collaboration at the centre of a long term employability plan.
Alan said: “With all of the developments planned to happen around the stadium, and in South Leeds generally over the next few years, there will be a need for a skilled and highly attuned workforce.”
“This collaboration is the start of a workforce development plan which will see local people gaining the skills and qualities prized by employers, including Leeds United, to meet this need. We are keen to be part of that development and support our local community.”
Mike Gore, Director at Blue Apple, added: “As a Leeds United fan this is both an exciting and fantastic opportunity to work with the Leeds United Foundation and to really make a difference to people’s lives.
“Our experience and expertise in helping people get back to work and our ever expanding list of employers with whom we work in partnership, along with the incredible brand of Leeds United, can really make a huge impact on individuals’ lives and have a real positive impact on the local communities within the Leeds City Region.”