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Spurs Foundation champions social mobility apprenticeships

Posted on 20 April 2018  - 12:35

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has teamed up with a unique social mobility charity to transform the lives of young people in North London.

Guests at the launch of the schemeGuests at the launch of the schemeNikki Kelly, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Director of ProgrammesDavid Pinchin, Founder and Chairman of Leadership Through Sport & Business

Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) is a pioneering scheme that helps bright youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds establish high-level careers in business and finance, giving them opportunities they would never normally have.

The two-year scheme includes four months of pre-apprenticeship training to prepare 16- to 24-year-olds for professional environments. Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will provide a Sports Leadership qualification and volunteering opportunities, while LTSB delivers employability skills and enrichment with major firms.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) will ensure that the young people have the recognised Association of Accounting Technicians qualifications to add to their CV.

The programme is recruiting people 16 to 21 years of age who have at least five GCSEs at C (Level 4) and above, with minimum B (Level 6/7) in Maths and English.

Sarah Ebanja, Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We are committed to increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships for local youngsters in Tottenham. This programme is designed to give young people a helping hand and develop them into well-rounded members of their community and dedicated, hardworking employees.”

Caroline Adair, Chief Executive of LTSB, said: “It’s great to be back with Spurs. They were the original football Foundation partners of this transformative programme, and their commitment to the local community is clear in their support of our work.”

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Andy Forbes (pictured, above), Executive Principal of CONEL & City and Islington College, said: “We’re proud to be an integral part of this highly successful programme. It’s been a very productive partnership over the years, helping many young people achieve the qualifications to establish their careers, and find the opportunities their abilities deserve.”

To apply for the scheme, please go to the website www.leadershipthroughsport.org.