Apprentice Matt is 'hired' by the Millers and Parkgate Shopping
Matt Burrows from East Herringthorpe has won a 6-month coaching apprenticeship with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. The ambitious 19-year old came through a gruelling competition against 4 other local youngsters as part of a training scheme, sponsored by Parkgate Shopping.
The 5 finalists, selected from a large group of local people who had applied to join the programme, participated in the Trust’s 12-week “Get Ready for Work” programme.
The Trust’s Project Co-ordinator, Mark Cummins, commented: “Whilst all 5 participants worked really hard, Matt showed that he was the outstanding participant in both his attitude and performance. He put all his effort into the outdoor activities at Clifton Park and excelled on our ‘Get Ready for Work’ programme. Matt’s confidence rose tremendously over the 12 weeks, and he was really delighted when we told him that he was going to be hired as the Apprentice.”
Rotherham’s own “Apprentice” project is funded by Parkgate Shopping as part of owner British Land’s community support fund. It has been designed to provide youngsters with a series of skills building sessions at venues within the Parkgate and Rawmarsh districts in Rotherham.
Matt visited Parkgate Shopping with Mark Cummins and Community Sports Trust’s Head of Community Dale Spiby to meet Manager Denis Copeland and Operations Manager, Billy Smith.
“We were impressed by what Dale and Mark had told us, and it was a delight to meet Matt and hear about his plans and hopes for the future,” said Denis Copeland. He added: “We are really pleased that he is able to pursue his dream thanks to all the hard work that he has put into the “Get Ready for Work” programme.”
If you would like more information on the Trust’s ‘Get Ready for Work’ programme or our Apprenticeships please contact us on 01709 827767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Front: Mark Cummins (left) and Matt Burrows
Back: L-R Denis Copeland, Dale Spiby and Billy Smith
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