We are once again running our Traineeship programme here at the club, we are again working with the English Football League Trusts chosen traineeship provider GP Strategies (Formerly B2B Engage) to offer the opportunity to young people aged 16- 18 out of full time education or employment.

The number of NEET (Not in education, employment or training) people between the ages of 16 – 24 has slowly declined over the last 2 years according to the Labour Force Survey at the Office for National Statistics. This has been helped by the popularity various outcome programmes like our traineeship programme; with the idea here to engage with 16 – 18 year olds earlier in order to set them on a more positive pathway. 

The unique setting of the football club provides an incentive for young people to come in and apply themselves to new pathway or career, this was proved last year where the trainees that we had on board with us completed the full 12 week programme and then went onto full time employment post traineeship. Feedback was very positive from out last cohort of trainees as they mentioned that the programme re focused them and helped prepare them for the world of work. Whilst gathering vital work experience in various departments of the football club.

If you wish to apply for a place on our Traineeship programme or would like to know more please contact Georgia.heasman@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk