Tuesday, February 14, 2012

News: NEET success story for Morrison and Full Circle Learning


Full Circle Learning in Rotherham is engaging and working with teenagers on the NEET register.

A number of Rotherham organisations are working with repairs and maintenance provider Morrison, to work with young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

Steven Cox who lives in Rotherham will be starting as one of Morrison's new apprentices after completing a 12 week Employment Matters Course with Full Circle at Morrison's Yorkshire Training Academy.

The two year apprenticeship will enable Steven to gain practical work experience alongside Morrison's skilled trades people, whilst learning the skills of his new trade at the Academy.

Steven was on the NEET register, but through Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and with help and assistance from Connexions advisers he was able to gain a place on the Get Ready for Work Employment Matters course.

The course, which has been supported by Lifeskills Solutions, gave Steven appropriate basic training in construction and employability skills to prepare him for the world of work and finished with a few weeks work experience out on the tools with Morrison's Rotherham workforce.
Steven said: "There's no doubt back in April 2011 I was going nowhere. Not interested in college, unable to find a job and just spending my time at home doing nothing.

"I'm really glad I enrolled on the course and the work experience with the staff at Morrison certainly helped me when it came to the interview stage. I am very grateful to everyone that helped me."

Steve Muscroft, managing director of Full Circle Learning, from Morrison Yorkshire Academy, added: "This is a fantastic achievement for Steven and we are very proud of him.

"It just goes to show that with appropriate guidance and support, and a good deal of commitment from the young people themselves there are positive opportunities out there for them."

The course has been co-funded by the Skills Funding Agency as part of an ESF (European Social Fund) Programme designed to help young people into education, employment or training.

Full Circle Learning website

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